“The varsity sport for the mind,” the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students 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 mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. At Ocean View, it began with a small cluster of curious students with a desire to go beyond the bounds of the classroom. They were in search of a real-world experience that would challenge them mentally and put to use their years upon years of education. That lofty, yet simple goal was met with initiative and gave rise to team 4619, the Hawkbots.
TEAM INFO //
- Location: Huntington Beach, CA
- School: Ocean View High School
- Rookie Season: 2013
- 2013 Robot and Competition: Chassidy, Ultimate Ascent
- 2014 Robot and Competition: Del Toro, Aerial Assist
- 2015 Robot and Competition: Chance Danger, Recycle Rush
- 2016 Robot and Competition: Esa PLaya, Stronghold
- Student Team Members: 22
- Number of Mentors: 5
- Team Name: Hawkbots
- Team Number: 4619
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