The Robotics Society of America has an active entry in the PepsiRefreshProject that needs your votes! The Pepsi project gives away millions (US Dollars) to worthy causes funding great ideas to "refresh the world." That might sound a little corny, but their heart is in the right place, and the causes are certainly worthy of your support.
The Robotics Society project is designed to teach middle school girls, and boys, about robotics with hands-on experience. Assuming that the project is one of the successful winners that get funded, it will culminate next April with the participating students having the time of their lives by actively competing at RoboGames 2012 in San Mateo, California.
So, what do you need to do....?
Vote early, vote often - it's free!
As it turns out, all you have to do is vote for the project. Voting is free, and you have the choice of using your Facebook profile to login to vote, or creating a PepsiRefreshProject login, or just sending a text on your cellphone. And, you're allowed to vote again regularly - once a day until the voting closes.
Here's the details including the project details and how to go about voting:
RoboGames is up for a $25,000 grant to help bring robotics classes to
underprivileged middle schoolers around the San Francisco Bay Area, and
you can help! Pepsi is offering large grants to non-profits such as the
Robotics Society (the parent organization of RoboGames), but only the
top few ideas will win.
You don't need to give us any money, you just need to vote! Please help
us get funding to get more kids building robots for the 2012 games! We
are poised to make this a great year for community centers, under funded
schools, and a whole slew of other folks with your help! If we win the
voting, we can put robots in the hands of about 120 kids and provide
them with teachers for a full semester of after-school instruction. All
leading up to them competing at RoboGames. The classes will get kids
autonomous robots, and teach them how to program and build the robots to
compete in multiple events in next April's event.
And neither you nor the kids have to pay a cent!
Here's the link to vote: http://pep.si/nHlOZZ
or you can vote by texting 107947 to Pepsi (73774) to vote from your
And you can vote once per day! So vote today, tomorrow, and every day this month!
This will barely take any time at all, but can impact the lives of a lot
of kids who'd never get to learn about robotics otherwise. We can
inspire them to keep studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and
math), and all you have to do is vote!"
Remember, vote early, vote often! And, get all your friends, co-workers, family. and any one else you can find, to cast their votes for this extremely worthy project.