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 after school. 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 Ms. Garcia at agarcia@energytechhs.org

Announcements

Summer Bridge for Incoming 9th Graders!

An optional summer bridge for incoming students will begin on Monday, 7/16 and conclude on Friday, 7/17. The program will include STEM project-based learning related to green construction, robotics, and mathematics. Students will also engage in team-building activities and special sessions on our partner college campus where they will learn more about our unique school model. Information was mailed home to incoming students - please contact Energy Tech if the address that we currently have on file is incorrect.

Summer Family/Student Orientation for Incoming Students

An evening orientation for incoming students and families will take place on Tuesday, 7/24, from 5PM to 7PM, in the Energy Tech auditorium. We will be reviewing this year's student and family handbook, our Course of Study Guide, and other important information and forms that need to be completed and signed. If you cannot attend, please contact Sara Mohamed, Parent Coordinator, to make an appointment to pick up your packet. Please RSVP!

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