Thank you so much!
As some of you may know, our team has disbanded following the 2017-2018 FTC season. We appreciate all of the love and help we have had in years past, and wish all former members the best as they pursue new endeavors in their lives.
Ashebots was a non-profit educational organization emphasizing youth robotics, utilizing FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), they worked out of space generously provided by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Our statewide organization, FIRST North Carolina, was our 501(c)(3) sponsor.
Our purpose is to mentor youth in the STEM fields, preparing them to participate in the technological growth of Western North Carolina.
More Than Robots
According to Brandeis University’s “More Than Robots” Study, compared to their matched peers. FIRST alumni are:
- 50% more likely to go to college.
- 3x more likely to major in engineering.
- 9x more likely to have an internship in freshman year.
- 4x more likely to pursue a career in Engineering
- 2.5x more likely to volunteer in the community.
- Female FIRST Alumni are 4x more likely to pursue Technology and Engineering majors in college.
- Minority FIRST Alumni are 2x more likely to pursue Technology and Engineering majors in college.
Ashebots welcomed students from Asheville and surrounding areas, providing an opportunity for participation by members from a wide range of educational backgrounds.
Ashebots provided an outlet for professionals in programming, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, web design, and graphic design to share their expertise with area students.
FIRST is an international organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen, providing incrementally challenging levels of levels of learning and Coopertition® for students ages 6 -18. Guzzoline is currently participating in FIRST Tech Challenge branch of FIRST (which is for students 12-18).
The mission of FIRST is: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” — Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder