We will create a culture of engineering inspiration thought the local school district and community.
Inspire Engineering throughout the community
Team Spyder 1622 is Poway High School’s FIRST Robotics Team. We were founded in 2002. As a part of the FIRST Robotics organization, we fund raise and build a different robot every year for a new challenge. In addition to competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition, Team Spyder also participates in the national CyberPatriot competition and in the VEX Robotics competition.
FIRST (an acronym of, “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”), is an international organization of robotics teams. Since its founding in 1989 by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers, FIRST Robotics has grown to include competitions for students in high school, middle school, and elementary school. As the “varsity sport for the mind,” FIRST Robotics inspires students to be excited about science and engineering. Students involved in FIRST are 50% more likely to attend college than are students with similar backgrounds in math and science. In addition, participants are also eligible for over $14 million in FIRST Robotics scholarships.
A new season means renewed focus on Safety FIRST! We will stress that everyone stays safe, and that everyone keeps up with the safety standards of FRC, as we’ve done for previous years. So please, everyone be safe as we encourage and support each other in all phases of Team Spyder’s efforts. A great experience with FIRST is our goal, and “Think Safety” is a key part of that foundation. As they are great reminders for us, get your “Think Safety” poster.
Rebound Rumble is the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition game, similar to Basketball. Teams build a robot for this game in six weeks (completed by 2/21/12)Good luck everyone, and have fun! There are many changes in the recurring rules; check out the full rulebook.
On January 4th, 2012, Team Spyder and other FRC Teams appeared on KUSI news. This allowed us to bring more attention to FIRST as a robotics organization, to promote science and technology and get others involved. It was a great event, and we had a lot of fun doing it! Be sure to check out the “FRC Teams on KUSI” video here!