Starting out with a personal visit to Harvard and Yale, one of our team members, McKenna Hillsdon-Smith and her mother, traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire this past summer to learn more about the prestigious schools and processes that surround FIRST. Starting out with the schools (most notably MIT), it was said repeatedly how much they valued students with robotics backgrounds. While they don’t offer merit based scholarships, they claim the addition of FIRST Robotics on an

This past summer, three of our team members, Nathan Doshi, Dominic Ganser, and McKenna Hillsdon-Smith, visited a 10th grade German History class to give them a debrief of what we do at Penn High School regarding robotics. We had planned for a much younger age group, so our presentation seemed a bit lackluster for them, but students still expressed interest for our program! We were able to access the team’s website and YouTube channel to

Technovation: Full STEM Ahead 2018 Technovation is a well known event held at Penn High School in which teachers and faculty come to attend sessions of their choice throughout the day. Each session demonstrates how to further the learning experience for their students in some way. This year, our robotics team led two sessions, demonstrating the use of 3D printers/pens during the lunch period, as well as giving a presentation.

Penn Robotics visited General Stamping and Metal works June 6, 2017 to demonstrate their robot and thank them for their very gracious donation and sponsorship to our team. Team 135 gave a presentation to five employees in upper management and presented them with a framed certificate and a plaque awarded to all platinum level sponsors then demonstrated their robot. Discussions were held about functions of curtain mechanisms and how they were manufactured to fit the