To whom it may concern;
My name is William McDonough; I serve as the robotics team advisor at Masuk High School in Monroe, Connecticut.
I also teach computer science. I would like to tell you about Masuk’s robotics team.
Our team was founded in February of 2011 when we received our first VEX Robotics kits and finished 5th in the
The VEX Robotics program teaches students to use higher order problem-solving skills, one of the key principles of the new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program in our town. Our team is responsible for designing, building, programming, competing, maintaining and documenting all aspects of their robots. Our teams typically have 10- 14 members with a minimum of 2 programmers, 4 builders, 4 drivers and 4 scouts . Teams puts in an average of 8 Hours a week outside of school. Another part of the process, which is often more important than performance of the robot, is the development of interpersonal and observational skills in order to be able to work effectively with their teammates and form alliances with other teams.
Our program has worked hard to become one of the top VEX robotics teams in the New England area. Our teams
continue to compete at the highest levels with one of our robots reaching the finals of every competition we have attended. One sub team, “VEXY^2” won the Design and Excellence awards and was tournament champion at the Manchester Sack Attack Event in January. These outstanding achievements have qualified them for the world championships, which we will be attending, to be held in Anaheim, California from April 17-20, 2013.
Our success and growth have left us in a serious need of funding. Our needs are twofold.
1. We need to raise funds for 15 members of our team to attend the VEX World Championships. The expected cost is
2. We are looking for annual sponsors to help create an annual budget for our team. . The Primary use for our budget is to purchase replacement parts and cover team fees. The projected annual cost is approximately $5,000.00.
If you are able to help us with our current challenges please send a check payable to Masuk Robotics Team, care of William McDonough, Masuk H.S, 1014 Monroe Tpk. Monroe, CT 06468. Donations of all amounts are greatly
appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information on our teams or information on becoming a team sponsor please contact me at (203) 452-5823 ext. 7707 or email@example.com
The entire Masuk Robotics Team and I thank you in advance for your help with our efforts
Advisor Masuk Robotics team