The GTA is proud to sponsor A05 Annex Robotics team from Hood River Valley High School. The GTA Board approved a Gold Level sponsorship for the team after they approached the GTA for support of their 2022 competition season. The team will be representing the Columbia River Gorge at this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The team notes that robotics competitions are not their only focus; their biggest goal is to make STEM accessible to everybody. As part of that goal, they do not charge any member to join the team. They also created the Unified Robotics program which pairs FIRST team members and students with disabilities together to increase equity within STEM. Their other outreach programs include the STEM Bus, which is a mobile fabrication laboratory (“FAB LAB”) that provides STEM access to elementary students, as well as supporting various LEGO robotics programs in elementary and middle schools throughout the Gorge. The GTA appreciates and recognizes the hard work and dedication of the team members, its coaches and mentors, and all other supporters in fulfillment of the team’s goals. The GTA is rooting for the team as they attend competitions in 2022. You can find out more about the A05 Hood River Valley High School Robotics Team here.