Next month, Chartiers Valley High School’s robotics team will compete against students from across North America for the robotics world championship title.
But first, CV’s team—Horsepower Robotics—has to raise money to get to the event in St. Louis.
The First Robotics Championship calls itself “as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.” In addition to building industrial-size robots under a tight timeline, part of the competition includes creating a team brand and raising money.
So far, the team’s GoFundMe campaign has raised $2,675 toward its $10,000 goal. Many of the donations are $25 or less.
The Horsepower Robotics squad has been sort of a Cinderella story since the team was founded in 2013-14. That first year, the team made it to the world championship and earned the “Rookie All Star” title.
Earlier this year at a regional event, the team won a world championship wild card slot while competing against 39 other schools.
You can donate to the team’s GoFundMe here.