Spencerport Central Schools

Robotics team engages students with love of science, engineering

Spencerport High School participates in an internationally growing program called FIRST Robotics. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) offers an opportunity for students to explore their interests in engineering, computer programming, computer-aided drawing (design), hands-on mechanical work, marketing and promotions, and leadership.

The Ranger Robotics Team 3015 is now in its 6th year of participation and has qualified for the world championships three times in the last four years. Most recently in April, Spencerport qualified for the world championship held in St. Louis, where 18,000 students competed as part of 900 teams representing 40 countries. Spencerport advanced through the quarter and semi-final rounds, and lost in the division finals. This event capped off a successful 2014-15 season, in which our Ranger team won the Finger Lakes Regional Competition, the Engineering Inspiration Award, the Quality Award, and Woodie Flowers Award for advisor/teacher, Joe Gallina. 

The team includes a total of 70 high school students, and in the past six years, our program graduates have been awarded over a $500,000 of FIRST-associated college scholarships. The team exists due to the generosity of corporate sponsors and the hundreds of hours donated by volunteer mentors. For more information, please visit http://www.rangerrobot.com/


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