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Charger Robotics Team 537

Advisor: Ms. Hinytz

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international organization with a goal to build science and technology skills in today’s students.  Regional competitions are held all over the United States. Annually, there is a championship event that hosts qualifying teams from regional competitions. Currently there are over 2000 teams from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Israel.

Charger Robotics Team 537 is a group of Hamilton High School students working to build a robot in a six week time frame. Students and faculty work with mentoring representatives from local companies and businesses including GE Healthcare, Rockwell Automation, QuadTech, JCPenney and other professionals from the community. These students involved are responsible for designing, fabricating, wiring, programming and integrating additional components to create a fully functional robot.  This robot will be used in a competitive environment to accomplish a specific set of challenges. Every year our game challenge changes and we have to start from scratch. In addition to robot fabrication tasks, the team is treated as a business and involves several non-mechanical positions. These positions include animation, video, web design and marketing. Students will using professional animating software, and fundraise to promote and market the team. Please note – this is a year-round commitment.  Activity fee required.