Robotics

Robotics Club is a lively after-school environment where students get to learn about teamwork, hand tool skills, electronics, software, programming, and design—all while having fun and forming close friendships with both peers and mentors. The club competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Meetings are held on Fridays from 3-5 pm from October until the FRC kickoff event, which is held on the first Saturday in January every year. During the kickoff the year’s game is revealed and the official rules and regulations are provided.

At the kickoff, each team is provided a kit of parts with necessary components to a rolling, remote controlled chassis. At this point the students brainstorm the mechanism necessary to complete the task for a given year. Based on their interests and skill set, they are then broken into teams: mechanical, software/programming, electronics, marketing.

The kickoff event marks the beginning of the 6-week build season, in which the team meets formally on Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am–1 pm. Different groups may spend longer hours or meet on additional days depending on their progress. It is not unusual to find students in the lab as late as 8 pm or during school vacations! For more information, visit the FIRST Robotics website. For more information about our program, please contact Mr. Soares at lsoares@energytechhs.org, Mr. Petrocelli at lpetrocelli@energytechhs.org, Mr. Morris at dmorris@energytechhs.org, or Mr. Rogerson at mrogerson@energytechhs.org

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Welcome back to a new school year!  School starts for students on Thu, 9/7 at 8:49am. Based on last year's votes, the schedule for students has changed slightly this year. School hours are 8:49am-3:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students are in school from 8:49am-2:20pm. Students will be dismissed at 2:20pm on Thu, 9/7. Friday will run on a "Monday" class schedule. Students will follow their Monday schedules on Fri, 9/8. Please e-mail Sara Mohamed (smohamed@energytechhs.org) with questions. LaGuardia classes start this week - please contact Kat Papatheodorou (apapat@lagcc.cuny.edu) with any questions about college classes. Student schedules are live in PupilPath and you can report any errors or questions to us here.

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