We have a 6 week build season to design, prototype, build, program, test, wire, and fix a robot to play a game.
During the 6 weeks, students redesign and adapt to any and all problems that arise
While many FIRSTRobotics Teams are mentor-led, ours is entirely student-run, so students gain leadership and communication skills in addition to technical skills
Students gain valuable experience and knowledge from professional mentors who volunteer their time to guide students
Our committed team members put in over 370 hours of work throughout the year, mostly concentrated in the 6 week build season.
Our team not only trains engineers, but also business managers, accountants, deadline managers, and fundraisers
Students are forced to practice interdisciplinary communication to ensure the success of the team.
We work with other school clubs like the Future Business Leaders of America and the Art Honor Society
Community Service: We mentor younger students to foster a love for STEM early to build future engineers
We helped start and mentor 9 FIRST Lego League teams at Gorman Crossing ElementarySchool
We mentor several FIRST Lego League teams at Patuxent Valley Middle School
We bring our robot to various demonstrations (like an elementary school technology fair) to spread STEM
Benefits of Our Team
Alumni of the team leave with experience working in and leading a multi-faceted enterprise and have gained the communication, teamwork, leadership, and technical skills that go with it.
The robotics team is an ever-growing entity; expanding from 10 members in our first year to over 30 now, 5 years later
- Gain hands-on experience, with the guidance of mentors - Grow and learn from failures in a low-risk environment - Learn to work with tools and equipment - Learn the design process - Work and build within a strict deadline