FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is considered “Varsity Sport for the Mind”. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 20 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of 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.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
We are a single team of 13 students, most coming from Green Bay East High School – also including students from Preble High School and the John Dewey Academy of Learning. However, our team is not considered a school club or team. Our season began with a kick off event on January 7th. We have until February 17th to complete our robot! We start with the game rules for this year and a kit of parts – the rest is up to us. The challenge this year is called SteamWorks, where we must use our robots to collect fuel and gears to power up an airship. We have many skilled mentors working to guide us, but the rest is up to us!
We started off our season by fundraising endlessly, but thankfully we received more than enough to fund the building and transport of our robot! We are so thankful for the support of our donors, and we are thankful for the support from FIRST. Our team is divided into three main categories: engineering, programming, and marketing. Engineering is responsible for designing the robot and it’s capabilities. Programming is responsible for enabling the remote control of the functions. Marketing is responsible for coordinating fundraising, team communications and business functions.