Gray Weaver is an alumni of Trial and Error Robotics, currently serving as an Americorps NCCC corps member in Washington state. Gray participated in the FTC program on Trial and Error for five years as a programmer. During the 2021-2022 Freight Frenzy season, Gray served as a one-man army being the sole programmer on our team.
Americorps is a federal 10th month program for young people between the ages of 18-26 to provide service in a variety of projects around the country in the categories of infrastructure development, disaster relief, economic, and environmental work! For his first round of projects, Gray’s team worked with Kitsap Conservation District to protect native salmon populations in the pacific northwest, and planted over 4000 trees along riversides to prevent erosion and give salmon populations protection. Additionally, Gray’s team worked in Poulsbo, Washington to build trails and remove invasive species in Poulsbo Fish Park.
Regarding his time as a member of Trial and Error, Gray said the following:
“I enjoyed my time on the team and learned several valuable skills. I went from having no programing experience to having a workable knowledge of code. Additionally, working on a large project, such as the season, with self enforced deadlines has helped my time management.”
After his Americorps service ends in July 2023, Gray plans to attend Wofford in SC, double majoring in computer science and accounting. Gray hopes everyone reading this article has a STEM-tastic day!