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The Presentation High School Robotics Team is our school’s major thrust into the engineering and technology components of STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field education.
Walking into the Panther’s Den – Presentation’s Robotics Center – is like walking into a different world. There are students in the workshop, bent over a frame on the front table. In the program office, students crowd around a laptop. One reads instructions from a manual while others desperately punch buttons and type sequences. Though it may seem there is no cohesion to these activities, it all comes together.
The Robotics Team is a participant in FIRST Robotics. FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is a national organization that helps students get involved in engineering, technology, and science. The organization works to increase knowledge and cooperative skills, and it prides itself on the team-building aspect of its competition.
There are many ways to be involved with Presentation’s Robotics Team. Students interested in computers may like using advanced engineering software and doing one-of-a-kind software development and programming in the Software Segment. In the Engineering Segment, students learn to design, build, test, and operate a large-sized robot. In the Business and Operations Segment, students are exposed to a wide variety of management functions and processes including advertising, marketing, fundraising and materials procurement.
The team, which includes students from Presentation feeder schools, always welcomes interested members, as well as adult mentors having backgrounds in software, engineering, manufacturing, and business related functions.
For more information, contact Jordan Wang, Robotics Advisor at (408) 264-1664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also want to visit the Robotics Team’s web page.