The Roosevelt High School Iron Riders Robotics Team competes in the FIRST Robotics competition, an international middle,
high school and college competition for robotics teams.
The teams are provided a challenge and a standard kit of parts and have a limited build schedule to design, test and complete
a robot to meet that challenge tasks. While some teams receive extensive adult help, the Iron Riders is entirely student-run
and all work is done by students. Adult mentors provide support and advice.
The teams then compete in a series of weekend-long competitions that lead to regional and state elimination rounds, and ultimately
to the international final competition.
Electroimpact has been the team’s major sponsor for the last two years, donating $5000 last year and $10,000 this year to the team.
EI also donated logistical support, fasteners and testing
space at our facilities.
Two of our employees, Mike Dores and Jim Thompson, donated dozens of their own volunteer hours to mentor the team and provide testing and logistical support.
This year the Iron Riders is competing in the 2016 FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis against dozens of other teams
from around the world. The competition is 4 days and starts April 28, 2016.