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Tiger Robotics Program: FRC Team #3164 “StealthTigers” and FTC Team 4960 “Tiger-Bots”
Since its beginning in 2009, the Tiger Robotics Program has grown immensely, leaving a lasting impact on its members and their school. Growing from a small FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) team of under 20 members to an organization consisting of both an FRC and a FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) team, (totaling over 35 members in the program). Membership consists of students from both Jesuit Tampa and the Academy of the Holy Names High Schools.
FIRST is a multi-national non-profit organization that aspires to making science math, engineering and technology as "cool" for kids as sports are today. It is dedicated to changing the way America's young people regard science and technology and to inspiring an appreciation for the real-life rewards and career opportunities in these fields.
Each year FIRST develops their robotics competition by supplying an objective to teams of students who have a six-week build season for FRC level and about an eight week build season for FTC; to conceptualize, design, build, and test their robotic solution. The objective is different each year; details are kept secret until early January (FRC) or early September (FTC); when it is simultaneously revealed to all teams during the Kick-off workshop which is broadcasted internationally. Once the six weeks have passed for FRC, competition robots are secured and await transportation to its respective competition site for the big event. FTC members transport their robot to the various meets and county championship.
"It's the Hardest Fun You'll Ever Have!"
During the build season, students are extremely challenged. They are project managers, community outreachers, computer programmers, electrical and mechanical engineers, graphic designers, photographers, grant writers, award writers, videographers, animators, organizers, and most of all, a team.
For more information, visit FIRST's website.
To join Tiger Robotics’ FIRST program, contact faculty moderator Mr. John Lacy.