A man or woman who “fixes” things, even when they aren’t broken because they know it can be improved.
Somebody who would rather take on a challenge than settle for an easier, less optimal solution.
That one person who has to press ALL the buttons to figure out what they do.
We are the McDowell Robotics Team 63 from McDowell High School, Erie, PA. Our team is made up of people with all kinds of interests surrounding different areas of engineering. We participate in FIRST Robotics, spreading and reaching out to the community surrounding us for the past 16 years to help them discover and expand their interest in the field of robotics and we hope to continue on for much, much longer.
As part of the FIRST Robotics program, we build a robot in 6 weeks to compete with other teams’s robots in regional and national competitions according to the game design and rules announced by FIRST. To Team 63, being a part of FIRST Robotics is about more then just creating a robot to compete.
Throughout the build season, we not only build bonds of a stong team, we also develop skills with our peers and adult mentors which will help us far into our successful futures. Working together as a team allows everyone to have an important part, even down to tightening the last bolt. To us, FIRST is about building a community in a school.
The game for 2013 was announce January 5th. The challenge this year is officially titled “Ultimate Ascent.” Find out more information about the game on our game page.