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CyberKnights Robotics Team

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Deadline: September 15, 2017 at 3:00pm

Description of club: Our team of Southington High School students work alongside with engineers, machinists, electricians, and technicians. Together we design and build a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), which is an international high school robotics competition. FRC has a unique culture, built around two values. Gracious Professionalism embraces the competition inherent in the program, embracing empathy and respect for other teams. Coopertition emphasizes that teams can cooperate and compete at the same time. The goal of the program is to inspire students to be science and technology leaders. There are approximately 3128 teams with roughly 75,000 students and 19,000 mentors from 24 countries building robots.

The Team has a rich history of success to grow and build upon. The program originated in 1997 when Southington High School and Johnson & Johnson Medical leadership coordinated an effort to improve student performance in math and science through engineering. Johnson & Johnson approached Southington High School about the FIRST program. The school accepted the offer and Team 195 was born. Since then the team has grown significantly from 6 students in our first season to 53 students in our 20th competing season, winning many competitions and awards.

During the 2017 season, The CyberKnights compiled a 101-32 record winning the Hartford District Event and the New England District Championship for the third year in a row. We were also division finalists at the World Championship in Saint Louis. Post-season success included wins at the Connecticut State Championship, Where is Wolcott Invitational and the prestigious Indiana Robotics Invitational.

Meeting times: Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00, attendance at local competitions and fundraising events. Additional days for the VEX robotic season in the fall and the FIRST robot build season from January to April.

Who should join?

Anyone interested in being part of an amazing organization, developing skills in building, programming, computer design, data analysis, leadership, mentoring, Marketing, photography, video editing and web design. Admission to the program is via an application process. More information here:

Cost: $195 membership fee (additional cost for optional out-of-state competitions)

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