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SpiderB^2 Robotics Teams (SpiderByte/10216 and SpiderBits/17219)
Sabrina Lesser
11100 Johns Hopkins Road Laurel, MD 20723 US
Funding will support to FTC teams with registration, robotics parts, and community outreach supplies
ERHS VEX Robotics
Karen Bogoski
7601 Hanover Pkwy Room 104 Greenbelt, MD 20770-2002 US
The grant will be used to replace supplies like aging robot brains and batteries, and for providing pneumatics systems for all squads. The funds would also be used to continue offering scholarships to new team members in the Spring when the seniors graduate. Lastly, to offset costs in relation to renting the cafeteria at school for our Annual Capital tournament on December 16, 2023.
Power Hawks Robotics, Inc/Power Hawks Robotics FRC 1111
Ronny Ashley
12 Leeland Dr Edgewater, MD 21037 US
This grant will be used to fund the mission of Power Hawks Robotics by purchasing materials needed to field our competition and demonstration robots, provide subsidized travel for the team's students to attend District Championships, and to provided much needed updated controls laptops for our programming team and drive operations.
Science and Math Innovators
Kenisha Ford
7014 Independence St. Capitol Heights, MD 20743 US
Grant would be used to purchase new lab equipment for our 2024 maSTErMinds camps and STEM Adventure Days. We are planning to purchase two additional simple machines, new rockets (and required accessories), altimeters and iPads for recording data and calculations.
FIREWORKS Educational Programs/FIRE STEM
Milton Davis
The grant will be allocated to facilitate the acquisition of STEM equipment, assist in organizing events, cover travel expenses to the convention (NSBE National) and competitions (Ten80 Nationals and TARC Nationals), offset competition fees, and address administrative costs.
Team 4099: The Falcons
Arjun Sivarajan
17550 W Willard Rd Poolesville, MD 20837 US
We intend to use the grant to support various aspects of our robotics team's endeavors. A portion of the funds will be allocated to cover competition registration fees and travel expenses, ensuring our participation in these events. The grant will also be crucial in acquiring mechanical and electrical components for building our robots, enabling us to stay competitive. Additionally, we aim to foster outreach activities that provide enriching experiences for students. This includes renting spaces for our activities and purchasing necessary supplies and parts to facilitate these initiatives, ensuring that we can offer the best educational opportunities and inspire a passion for robotics in our community.
Glenelg High School Robotics/Robotiators 888
Raymond Gerstner
Grant will be used to help cover Robotics building costs and potential registration costs for events. The funds will help the students expand their ability to have access to the latest hardware within the FIRST Robotics environment.
FRC 4638 Jagbots
Michael Folkendt
Northwest High School 13501 Richter Farm Road Germantown, MD 20874 US
The grant will be used for both help pay for FRC yearly registration and for materials to build the robot.
Bovine Intervention Booster Organization
John Murtagh
7004 Club House Circle New Market, MD 21774 US
Used to offset costs associated with robot supplies and materials, parts, and FIRST competition fees. The following are details for each area:
1. Purchase additive and subtractive manufacturing tools’ input material: aluminum sheet and tube stock, polycarbonate, and 3D printing filament for prototyping and final custom products. This supports the student team’s projects and their on-demand robot building needs.
2. purchase additive and subtractive manufacturing worn accessories replacement such as endmills for the CNC equipment. This will help ensure maintenance of equipment and updates to tools provide continuity of production needs.
3. Purchase robotics motors and associated parts, electronics to include replacement batteries, electric power systems, components, connectors, wiring, and robot structure fasteners. This will expand the ability for building competitive robots.
4. Purchase materials such as wood lumber, plywood sheets, metal bars, hardware, polycarbonate sheets, and other materials in support to build a partial robot competition testing and practicing game arena.
5. Partial payment of competition fees towards the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Chesapeake District Championship or Off-season FIRST competition fees.
The Irrational Engineers/FRC 6239
Karol Ferebe
9200 Edgeworth Drive Capitol Heights, MD 20743 US
Our new program initiative for which we request a grant is: "Robotics for All: The Irrational Engineers Community Outreach Mobile Robotics Workshop." MSBR's grant contribution will go directly towards purchasing our new mobile robotics workshop, educational robotic kits, and robot building supplies, which will be used to conduct mobile robotics workshops throughout Prince George's County, Maryland. Additionally, to honor and thank the MSBR for the support shown to our organization, we will display the MSBR logo prominently on our enclosed cargo trailer, becoming a moving billboard that travels across Prince George's County. This strategic placement ensures maximum recognition for the significant impact in STEM that the Maryland Space Business Roundtable has made in Prince George's County as we engage with our communities during our mobile robotics workshops. Thank you for considering our program!
Robo-Lions FRC Team 2199
Joe Vadder
3233 Murray Road Finksburg, MD 21048 US
We will use this grant to fund our adaptive sports program projects for 2024. Projects are detailed in the slide presentation.
Baltimore Bolts / FRC 6326
Jayesh Jariwala
1100 Wicomico St, Ste 520 Baltimore, MD 21230 US
To fund the Baltimore Bolts, an all-city FRC team. We would use the funds to purchase parts for next year's robot and support taking the students to away competitions in DC & Virginia (& hopefully Houston!).
Women in Engineering Program, University of Maryland/ Get Outside and Learn (GOAL) Engineering Kits
Jen Bishop
4298 Campus Drive 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall College Park, MD 20742 US
The GOAL Engineering Kit program seeks to close the opportunity gaps in engineering education by:

1.Supporting a pathway for K-12 students to engage with high quality engineering
activities, with a current focus on middle and high school students and especially students from
historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, first generation students and women/girls.

2. Supporting local K-12 educators with integrating engineering activities, including
teacher curriculum support and connecting students and teachers to higher
education and admission pathways.

3. Empowering undergraduate students to engage with their local community and educators,
including focusing on incorporating DEI in the design process to create an inclusive
activity for all.

The grant will be used to continue expanding the GOAL Engineering Kit Program to additional K-12 students in Maryland outside of our current partnership with Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Public Schools by providing funding for the development and manufacturing of the kits. Since the GOAL program began in the Summer of 2020, over 6,800 kits have been distributed. From Fall 2022 - Summer 2023, 2,610 kits were distributed to various Maryland school partners and 731 middle and high school students participated in on-campus culminating events.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Wendy Merkert
600 Dulany Street Alexandria, VA 22314 US
Support from MSBR will be used to underwrite participation costs for underserved children in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Local parents, children and education partners have expressed a strong desire for Camp Invention to be hosted during summer 2024. The community is eager to provide students with STEM-based enrichment aligned with state and national standards while also combatting learning loss .

Funding will:
• Allow NIHF to impact economically-disadvantaged children whose families lack the financial resources to pay the registration fee;
• Improve Prince George’s County Public Schools’ English/language arts overall proficiency score of 10%;
• Improve Prince George’s County Public Schools’ math overall proficiency score of 13.1%;
• Engage children in a STEM-based program that develops creative and inventive thinking; and
• Increase the number of local educators who receive professional development.

Camp Invention is a week-long summer enrichment program with curricula focused on developing creativity, inventive thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on STEM content. As children are immersed in Camp Invention’s rich storylines and inquiry-based challenges, they have countless opportunities to develop 21st Century competency skills (e.g., communication, collaboration, critical thinking). This experience prepares the next generation of the workforce for success from an early age as they develop skills to positively contribute to their communities.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Leslee Scott
8800 Greenbelt Road Code 130 Greenbelt, MD 20708 US
This grant would be used to support the STEM Girls Night In and STEM Boys Night In events which were created to inspire and engage students in STEM activities as they learn, experiment, network and connect with role models in STEM careers. Funding directly used to provide meals and supplies to support hands-on activities and challenge.
FRC Team 5830 LIFE Engineering
Max Pugh Jr
9004 Harness Way Bowie, MD 20715 US
The grant will be used to provide financial support to keep our team membership fees low so all students can participate. Funds would go to registration ($1,300), robot parts ($1,000), hybrid, zoom fees ($200), STEM kits for outreaches ($500) and travel costs for out of area competition ($500)
Patriots Technology Training Center - Patriots Internet TV Show
Thurman Jones/Thurman Jones
5800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy Capitol Heights, MD 20743 US
The grant will be used to purchase two Podcaster Studios for the Patriots Internet TV Show to interview STEM professionals.
Baltimore City Engineering Alliance
David Brelsford
100 Kane Street Baltimore, MD 21224 US
To support 5 STEM classrooms across Baltimore City.
SilverSat Limited
Chris Rutledge
9409 PIN OAK DR Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Flight PC board fabrication $800
Components for flight build $900
Ground station antenna rotator / controller for $2300
FRC 449: The Blair Robot Project
Dr. John Davis
51 University Blvd E Silver Spring, MD 20901 US
Every year, The Blair Robot Project builds a robot to participate in FIRST Robotics Competition. Our team consists of 88 student members that attend Montgomery Blair High School and participate on the Business, Electronics, Programming, and Mechanics subteams. This year we would like the Maryland Space Business Rountable's support in providing the adequate funds necessary to build an innovative robot, participate in competitions, and support our various outreach programs. Our team meets 2-3 times a week to develop a robot that is able to compete in our offseason (Bunnybots) and regular FRC build season. Renting the room we use for our meetings costs around $1,000 annually but we hope your support will help us cover the cost of reserving the space where we discuss ideas for robot design and construct well-engineered and competitive robots. Building our robot, we need to also purchase parts and tools to improve the efficiency of our robot and answer to the challenges presented in our competitions. Holding our Bunnybots offseason event and paying for our competitions is also a serious expenditure for our team, costing around $16,000. Lastly, an essential portion of Team 449 is the outreach program, where we set up STEM Fairs for elementary school students and teach classes in programming (classes in Java, Python, and Scratch for students of all ages) throughout our community. We hope MSBR will be able to support us in building our robot, preparing for competitions, and supporting our initiatives for the 2023-2024 school year.
101 Robomatians FTC Team #23456
Judy Tu
10207 Fairway Drive Ellicott City, MD 21042 US
The grant will be used to cover transportation costs, supplies/materials needed to create the robot, and travel expenses for future regional/state/Worlds tournaments.
Centennial Science Olympiad
Oyujin Damdinsuren
4300 Centennial Ln Ellicott City, MD 21042 US
The grant will be used to cover the costs of travel, registration fees, and supplies.
FTC Team 7393
Jon Vandegriff
1617 Gamewell Rd Silver Spring, MD 20905 US
Outreach, including hosting a qualifying tournament; ability to attend world championship; robot construction parts
Dulaney High School FIRST Robotics Team 1727 REX
Matthew Ayd
255 E Padonia Rd Timonium, MD 21093-1242 US
We would like financial support to cover registration fees and parts
Registration for the team and for the district and world championship makes up the majority of our costs
To support our goal of building two robots, addition robot material funding is needed
Centennial Robotics Inc.
Justin Zhou
9967 Timberknoll Ln Ellicott City, MD 21042 US
The grant will be used to pay for parts, supplies, and registration fees to build our robots. The funds will also be used for outreaches to promote STEM.
CryptoHawks (FIRST Robotics Competition Team 8726)
Joshua Holmes
3471 Campus Drive Ijamsville, MD 21754 US
The MSBR grant will be used by CryptoHawks to help finance the purchase of needed robotics supplies such as PVC pipes and structural tubes, as well as laptops. We are currently in need of approximately $4000 worth of robotics materials. Our team has expanded greatly in size over the past year, and as a result more robotics equipment is needed to support our growing student population.
Squirrels Family of Teams (affiliated with PIE3) TEAM 6863 & 8514
Keith Baravik
14708 Susan Marie Way Woodbine, MD 21797 US
Grant will pay for team registration or parts for FRC events. FRC Teams 6863 and 8514 share resources and will both benefit from any contribution you are willing to provide.
Edward Jackson
46 Overbook Road Catonsville, MD 21228 US
Model Rocket Kits for Youth Build, Contest Awards and Giveaways for STEM Events.
Team 2537 Atholton Space RAIDers
Nick Clark
6520 Freetown Rd Atholton Technology Boosters Columbia, MD 21044 US
It would be used to cover registration costs for FRC events, administrative supplies, and well as parts for the construction of the robot.
Orca Robotics
Hailong Wang
11221 Greenbriar Preserve Ln, potomac, MD 20854 Potomac, MD 20854-1430 US
$800 3D printer; $300, event registration fee; $700 Rev control hub and expansion hub