Robotics Club Mr. C. Miller and Mr. K.C. Bradley
Eastern High School’s robotics program is a team that competes in the highly competitive First Robotics Competition. The program is designed to build strong student leaders and inspire high school students to enter the fields of engineering and science.
The students design, build, and test a robot that must complete a series of given tasks. The specific tasks in any given year are released in early January, immediately followed by a six week build season. During the build season, the club meets Mondays-Saturdays to build a complete robot. With guidance from the teacher-mentors, the students take ownership of the project through all stages and work collaboratively to see the project through to completion. Students are divided up into sub-groups with different focuses, including designers, builders, programmers, electricians, and public relations experts. Each sub-group must work and communicate well with the others in order to successfully complete the robot. Following the six-week build season, the club travels to two or three competitions which are typically on weekends in March and April.