A couple of years ago, we did a blog series and a vlog series, but we’ve taken some time away. With the change for Covid, everything has changed. In fact, it’s been long enough that last time we did a post none of our current team were part of the program and we were in a different building. We are bringing it back now, written by the entire media team. We will also have guest posts by alumni, mentors, and sponsors. This will allow us to look at what’s going on in CSP, in our related businesses, and in our alumni base. But, what do you want to see? We can spotlight our robots, or we can talk our outreach programs. We can share ideas in our graphics team, or we can cover new machines we’ve acquired. For now, we are planning to be pretty eclectic in our selection of topics, so if you see something you like, we need to know.
Our program and teams have experienced drastic growth in the last five years, and we are still growing even in the crazy world of 2020. We’ve noticed that we have lost our touch with our past, so that’s a focus we’re taking moving forward. We are also having to find new ways to stay in touch with our community to keep people safe, and this has allowed us to find some new outreach programs. We don’t want to let go of our Tech It Out and Robotics in the Classroom programs, though so we are focusing and cross-pollinating when we can. This will be a challenge in 2021, but we’re up for the challenge. Maybe a side benefit will let more local kids experience FIRST in Columbus. After all, we will all say that you just don’t GET IT until you go to an FRC competition. Even team members that did Tech It Out and visited the Columbus event tell us it’s different to be part of a team. That is wonderful! We can try to describe it here, though.
So, outreach, robots, advanced programs (DREAMS and CubeSat), machining, driving, programming . . . what sounds good? What do you want to read? Do you want to understand our brand? Is it our systems engineering processes? How about 5S? Our approach toward awards? We want to tell you our story. You tell us the chapter you want to read.