Our team’s motto is NERD!
It’s an acronym for this season: “Never Ending Robotics Dream.”
Absolute Zero-8808 received the Global Innovation Award from firstinspires.org at First LEGO League Virginia State Competition on December 7th, 2019, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Each year, all FIRST® LEGO® League teams with exemplary Projects in the annual Challenge theme have the opportunity to compete for a chance at the Global Innovation Award. They’re nominated by their home regions, and the top 20 semi-finalist teams are invited to a multi-day event filled with judging, workshops, fun, and inspiration. During the process, teams keep working on their Projects and explore factors for implementing them.
Our goal is to secure one of the 20 semi-finalist spots for the 10th Annual Global Innovation Awards June 7-9th, 2020, at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort and World Showcase, Epcot.
We are asking you to support the NERD.
➤In order to do this, we need to create a video to lock in our invitation, better our project, and polish our presentation.
➤We would be grateful to receive a gift from you to help us meet our goal.
We want to show the world that kids make the best inventors. We are ready to make an impact now, and not wait until we are grown-up – and we are!
Next up was State Competition!
Absolute Zero not only won first place in the state competition forInnovative Solutions, but it was one of only two teams chosen as winners of Global Innovation. (There were 600 teams nominated.)
The other Team, also from Martinsville, is “Magical Unicodes”.
OUR NERD is doing great things.
“I got a call from CNN about Martinsville,” Martinsville City Schools Superintendent Zeb Talley said at Monday night’s (12/10/19) school board meeting. “People in the community, you’re being noticed because of the drastic changes that are taking place.”
Will you make a small gift today to help us follow our big dream?
Your gift allows us to build our leadership and problem-solving skills, inspiration, creativity, hope, and, more importantly, our sense of belonging and self-confidence. We are building tomorrow for our community.
➥We promise 100-percent of ALL donations and go to Team Absolute Zero-8808.
➤For gifts of money, please send them as our “Friend” to Paypal.me/absolutezero8808 (Note: Elizabeth Fulcher is our Coach).
- Money for our Patent
- Money to build a better prototype
- Money for a Videographer (or a Videographer pro bono)
If you would prefer to send/gift us supplies here is a
list of what is needed:
Martinsville Middle School
C/O Lizzy Fulcher-Absolute
201 Brown Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
We also can receive through Walmart PickUp–please contact us through this blog or our social media to schedule someone to pick up for us.
➽LOTS of vinyl heat transfer and regular (For a Siser, but any is okay)
5”x5 yards heat transfer sky blue, white glitter, silver glitter, black
Regular vinyl 28”x5 yards sky blue, silver glitter, white glitter, black
➽A machine shop (or contact) to help us with an attachment for our project
➽Gift Cards for Meals—close places are Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, and McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Hardees.
(We practice from the end-of-school bell to 9 pm several times a week and on we practice some weekends)
➽Someone who knows Blogger (Blogspot) and can help on the Backend to make this website shine!
➽Any and all SWAG is welcome and appreciated
➽If you would like to sponsor Absolute Zero-8808, please contact us at [email protected] or leave us a message in the comments below on how we can contact you.
YOU can help us and our N.E.R.D!
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST^® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $80 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST^® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST^® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; FIRST^® LEGO^® League for Grades 4-8; and FIRST^® LEGO^® League Jr. for Grades K-4.
Gracious Professionalism^® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org.