Recently, the Albuquerque Home School Engineering and Robotics Team (AHERT) Ravens – FIRST FTC team #5132 was very successful winning the AZ/NM FTC State Championship as part of the winning alliance scoring the highest score of the day and beating out more than 30 other teams.
The program can be summarized as a challenging STEM program that is a sport for the mind where 100% of the team can and will go pro, entering our workforce and helping to shape the future of New Mexico.  We’re sure many of our NMTC members would like to show these talented future leaders that we support them and that New Mexico stands with them to help them reach their potential.
The team is now heading into the broader series of competitions that take them from California and the Super Regional Tournament to St. Louis Missouri and the World Championship.  This community based team needs help to get there and to have the parts, tools and equipment that they need to compete against the best in the world.
Any level of support would be greatly appreciated, no donation too small or too large.  Donations can be made online here.
The budget for their upcoming events is:
$7,000 for Oakland CA competition March 24-26 (help needed as soon as possible)
$12,000 for St Louis World Championship April 23-26
This funding goes to support the robot parts, tools, technology equipment and travel for these things to and from the tournaments. The program also offers scholarships for students who cannot otherwise attend without financial support.
This is an opportunity for the NMTC business community to show how we value high achieving dedicated students. This team does not come from any one school or city.  They represent students from Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and Albuquerque. They come from a variety of local schools and independent education options.  A true representation of our local talent. This support will create the change that we seek for education in New Mexico.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the program, visit their website or contact Manny Barrera, PE – Head Coach mannybarrera@forestcity.net