California Association for STEM Advocacy

Frequently asked questions

Updated September 19, 2023

What type of organization is CASA?

California Association for STEM Advocacy (CASA) is a not-for-profit advocacy group made up of students from FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge teams. We are currently unaffiliated with other advocacy groups like the Student Association for STEM Advocacy (SASA), but we are officially recognized by FIRST and VEX, and have previously featured on their newsletter.

Which teams are in CASA?

Various FRC and FTC teams make up our student advocacy group, and you can find a full list of teams here:

How can my team join CASA?

All robotics teams and STEM-focused organizations or individuals are eligible to join our advocacy efforts by signing up for the California Advocacy Leadership Conference: