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Robogals USC: Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers

$1,100
110%
Raised toward our $1,000 Goal
21 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 11, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Robogals USC: Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers

CAMPAIGN UPDATE:  We are excited to announce that we have reached our goal of $1,000!  Thank you so much to all of our loyal donors for their generosity and support!  Our campaign will remain open for any additional funding in support of future STEM Workshops.  We are grateful for the gifts we receive as they allow us to provide STEM experiences for those who may otherwise not have the opportunity to.  Thank you USC Robogals Supporters!

 

 

Robogals USC is a STEM outreach organization that focuses on bringing free workshops to kids, striving to inspire women and underrepresented minorities to pursue STEM careers. We take pride in developing low-cost workshops that have positively impacted hundreds of students.  Robogals expects to work with roughly 1000 students in 2018 through a combination of workshop series and singular events. We are crowdfunding for 50 days to support much-needed investments in our workshop development, purchase and test new workshop materials, and pay for transportation around Los Angeles to maintain our connection with partner teachers and classrooms.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Robogals USC is two-fold:

  • For our community:  We provide free, hands-on robotics and engineering workshops to local students to empower more young women and underrepresented groups to explore STEM fields.
  • For our volunteers:  We provide teaching experience, career development, and a strong network of students dedicated to service and education. 

Our branch was founded in December 2016, one of over 30 Robogals branches across the world. Working from a suitcase of donated Lego NXT Robots from the Queens’ University branch, we taught over 250 students in our first year of operation and have no intention of slowing down!

Equity and diversity in the workforce begins with access to education and extracurriculars. To continue doing the work we love, we humbly ask for your help in securing Robogals USC’s future and supporting the next generation of engineers. Your generosity will allow us to develop exciting new workshops, purchase supplies, and create long-lasting relationships with Southern California school groups. 

          

One of our most popular workshops is our circuitry lesson. The materials for this workshop include copper tape, coin cell batteries, LED lights, clothespins, and a template for our students to build a Morse Code transmitter--costing less than $1 per student. Your gift will support workshops like these, which combine technical learning with hands-on components perfect for young students.Some upcoming events you will be supporting include:

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (100 students) - February 22, 2018:

Discover Engineering Day (200 students) - February 23, 2018

Electrical Engineering STEM Spotlight (300 students) - March 1, 2018

Engineering is SWEet (60 students) - March 3, 2018

We thank you for your support!  No matter the size, every gift makes a difference.

For more information about Robogals USC, please visit our team's official Facebook and Instagram pages at:   https://www.facebook.com/RobogalsUSC

https://www.instagram.com/RobogalsUSC/

 

 

The University of Southern California is a 501(c)(3) organization, so gifts and donations to USC are considered charitable contributions.  Gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with State and Federal law.  Donors to USC should contact their tax advisor or tax accountant when inquiring about their individual tax consequences. USC’s federal tax I.D. number is 95-1642394.  

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Make sure to come back and check out our “Updates” tab for news about our campaign, as well as to see YOUR NAME posted as one of our loyal donors. Our sincerest thanks for your generosity and support. 

If you have any questions about this campaign or would like to remain an anonymous donor on our “Updates” page, please contact Jane Ong, Associate Director of Annual Giving, USC Viterbi Advancement, at jane.ong@usc.edu.

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$10

Robopal

Thank you for your support! We will send you a 3” x 3” matte purple Robogals USC logo sticker and USC Viterbi decal once our campaign is complete.

$25

Wall-E

Thank you for your support! We will send you a USC Viterbi pen in addition to all previous levels when our campaign is complete.

$50

R2D2

Thank you for your support! We will send you a thank-you post on the official Robogals USC Facebook and Instagram pages and a USC Viterbi magnetic bookmark in addition to all previous levels when our campaign is complete.

$75

Baymax

Thank you for your support! We will send you a USC Viterbi cell phone wallet in addition to all previous levels when our campaign is complete.

$100

Iron Giant

Thank you for your support! We will send you a 7” x 4” x 2” purple Robogals logo and a USC Viterbi messenger light in addition to all previous levels when our campaign is complete.