WHO WE ARE
The students at Scarlett Robotics are proud to announce that we are entering our 8th year of participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST Robotics is a U.S.-based, sponsor-led robotics organization that encourages young people across North America and the Globe to participate in robotics. Two years ago our team won the Canadian Rockies Regional in Calgary and competed in the FRC World Championships in Houston, Texas. It was an amazing experience and put us in perspective of what our club can achieve. This competition will reveal the world of engineering, industrial design, and project management to an enthusiastic group of students. Our team is organized into teams of project managers, electrical technicians, industrial designers, mechanical technicians and programmers. This is a student-led initiative, made up of about 30 students from grades 10, 11, and 12 at our high school, the school administration is primarily there for general support and encouragement.
What are our goals?
1. To involve! - We wish to involve as many students as possible in this club and give them
opportunities to discover more about STEM. At the high school level, there are not many
STEM related clubs or extra curricular activities that students can pursue. Our robotics
team gives students the unique opportunity to get involved in something that can help
them discover their passions.
2. To train! – Not only do we want our team to succeed in competition, but we want to train new team members and help them obtain the skills that are needed to fuel the team’s success in the future. This is a goal that we prioritize above winning! For students to gain something from their experience of being a part of our team, they need to feel as if they are in a nurturing environment where they know their ideas will be considered. We want people to feel included, and to ultimately learn many new things that will help them succeed in the future.
3. To win! – We work extremely hard all year long to ensure that our robot is the best! We spend time brainstorming, planning, designing and building; combining the ideas of many members to make a robot that we all believe will help us succeed at competition.
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
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.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, 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.
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