The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelors... Read more
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelors to doctoral degrees in both traditional and online environments. With an emphasis on preeminence in STE M and a commitment to excellence in all its educational, research, and outreach programs, North Carolina A&T fosters a climate of economic competitiveness that prepares students for the global society.
In the state of North Carolina, North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) serves as the Affiliate Partner for FIRST LEGO League & FIRST Tech Challenge STEM robotics programs. These programs are managed from within the College of Engineering by Dr. Kory Bennett, the AP Representative. As the AP, N.C. A&T serves as the primary contact in the region and is responsible for the strategic growth and management of the programs in North Carolina.
FIRST LEGO League introduces young students, ages 9-14, to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO MINDSTORMS technology-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. The students create innovative solutions for challenges facing today’s scientists as part of their research project. FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for students in grades 7-12, to compete using a sports model. FTC teams, of up to 10 students, are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots for competition.