Students at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School participate on a robotics team that gives us hands on experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.This is a highly regarded international program developed by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The FIRST Program was developed "to create a world where science and technology are celebrated...where young people dream of being science and technology heroes." Conceptualized by Dean Kamen, a research scientist in the field of robotics, the FIRST program seeks to combine the rigors of academic excellence with the excitement of sports.
With the assistance of teachers and professional engineers, we will build a robot as we learn about electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, and design. This experience will help shape our scientific interests and build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills, that will motivate us to pursue opportunities in the hard sciences. We will apply classroom lessons, develop teamwork, and learn real-world problem-solving skills as we compete against other teams in district, regional, and world competitions.