FIRST Robotics

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ABOUT FIRST

The varsity Sport for the Mind™, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, students teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional and college mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Energy Tech is home to both FRC and FTC teams.

FIRST Robotics Competition

Team 5298 Website

KICKOFF, BUILD SEASON, AND COMPETITION

At the kickoff event each year, a new challenge and game manual are announced to teams all over the world. Each team is provided a kit of parts with necessary components to a rolling, remote controlled chassis. At this point the students brainstorm the mechanism necessary to complete the task for a given year. Based on their interests and skill set, they are then broken into teams: mechanical, software/programming, electronics, marketing.

The kickoff event marks the beginning of the 6-week build season in which our team meets formally on Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 pm, and Saturdays from 9-1 pm. Different groups may spend longer hours or meet on additional days depending on their progress. It is not unusual to find students in the lab as late as 8 pm or during school vacations! For more information about our program, please contact Mr. Soares at lsoares@energytechhs.org, Mr. Petrocelli at lpetrocelli@energytechhs.org, Mr. Morris at dmorris@energytechhs.org, or Ms. Garcia at agarcia@energytechhs.org

 

LINKS

FIRST Robotics Competition

NYC Regional

Announcements

6/23/20

Senior Awards Ceremony

Stream the Senior Awards Ceremony starting at 3PM! You can access the link here.

6/2/20

Energy Tech High School Virtual New Student Info Session

Join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 4:30pm

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3/25/20

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children - Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city. Visit 

www.schools.nyc.gov/freemeals 

to learn more and find a location.

3/21/20

Hello new and prospective families! Please email:

admissions@energytechhs.org

if you have any questions regarding enrollment or our waitlist. Stay tuned for more information.

3/20/20

Current students and families: You will receive an email tonight with more information and announcements about remote learning classes, many of which are already live. Please check your Energy Tech accounts.

3/20/20

If you still need a device to do remote classwork complete this survey by end of today, 3/20/20, or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 to request a DOE device. For help setting up free internet, email ebissah@energytechhs.org.

3/18/20

Students: Please call the school (718-472-0536) today to arrange pickup of a device. We will be conducting materials pickup until 1pm, but please call first so that we know to expect you.

3/16/20

Please review the Chancellor's update letter for families here. It contains information about grab-and-go meals, remote learning, and Regional Enrichment Centers. More information coming soon.

3/15/20

NYC Public Schools are closed from 3/16/20-4/20/20. All classes will be delivered online starting on 3/23/20. Students will not report to school starting tomorrow. Please visit NYCDOE website for more information. We will be sharing more information over the next few days. All students are expected to check their E-Tech emails and Google Classroom accounts daily. Please email or text your questions to school accounts.

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