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LEARNING THROUGH COMPETITION

Hands-on learning is at the center of Sacred Heart Robotics, and a structured competition environment provides a fun, creative, and educational way to introduce students to STEM.

FIRST TECH CHALLENGE

Designed for middle and high school students, the First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition is a perfect introduction into the world of competitive robotics. 

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ACCESSIBLE ENGINEERING

While fabrication is still a key component, much of FTC relies on the use of kit parts, which are easily accessible for first-time roboticists. As such, FTC competitions are appealing and achievable for novices and experts alike.

TEAM-BASED APPROACH

On FTC, students work in small, focused teams of 5-10 students, which gives everyone a chance to become a key contributor. Depending on their interests, students can choose to work on hardware, software, or even both.

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FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

FIRST's highest level of competition, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), offers students a chance to take their engineering to the next level.

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HIGHER ORDER DESIGN

Built mostly from scratch, FRC robots are both larger and more complex. Their construction provides a stimulating intellectual challenge for the whole team, especially as custom-fabrication is heavily involved.

ALL-TEAM COLLABORATION

To compete in FRC, students from across all 5 SHP FTC teams come together to work on a single robot, giving them the chance to build and collaborate in a large group environment.