FIRST ROBOTICS Club: FRC Team ENVIROBOTS #7272
"Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” https://www.firstinspires.org/
Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship
Open for all grades 9-12, our FIRST Robotics program provides a hands-on experience in solving real world challenges and exposes students to physics, mechanics, electronics, programming, business, financial management, teamwork, and leadership. Our FRC club is part of our technology offerings. Students also have the option of enrolling in our FTC (First Tech Challenge) class between 10-12 grades.
This program will require a time commitment commensurate with any other competitive team on campus. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. Students who participate become eligible for national college scholarships, and become part of an international community of engineers.