FRC Team 1091 Oriole Assault is composed of high school students with a goal of creating a robot in 6 weeks. During those weeks the students have an opportunity to learn and hone skills including CAD, machining, programming, electronics, and teamwork.
We are a family first and foremost, not related by blood, but by the love for ingenuity and creativity. Each member learns new skills that are not learned in an every-day classroom, but can also be used outside the Robotics team setting. We embody the ideals of FIRST® in so many ways. When one becomes part of our team you become part of something bigger than yourself, you get a group of friends, you get a family, and you get each other.
If you would like to donate, please download this Check Donation Form. Donations will go towards paying for competitions, constructing the robot, and outreach promoting STEM in our community. Thank you!
1) Come to any meeting and notify a coach about your desire to join
- We will accept new team members year round
- The best coach to notify is Bill Pfund in room 140
2) Signed Co-Curricular Form and fulfillment of all Co-Curricular Requirements
See https://www.huhs.org/activities for more details
3) Signed FIRST® STIMS paperwork
4) The full requirements to join can be found in the team handbook
See the Team Handbook for more details
The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be leaders and innovators in science and technology, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life skills including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders,” - Dean Kamen, Founder
Engage PreK-12 (ages 4-18) students in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.
FIRST® works because our programs use strategies known to increase student interest in STEM: hands-on learning, working as a team on real-life problems, exposure to careers and adult mentors, emphasis on FIRST Core Values, and a culminating celebration where students can showcase what they created and learned.
FIRST® participants also develop skills in teamwork, problem-solving, and communication, preparing them for success in school and the workforce, no matter what path they take.
Dean Kamen is a prolific inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST®. For over 30 years, Kamen has resolutely led the growth of FIRST® to where it is now universally recognized as the leading, not-for-profit STEM engagement program for kids worldwide.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured after school programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST® Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges.
An international not-for-profit organization (501(c)(3)) founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST® has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school. Alumni of FIRST® programs gain access to exclusive scholarships, internships, and other opportunities that create connections and open pathways to a wide variety of careers.
The FIRST® Core Values emphasize friendly sportsmanship, respect for the contributions of others, teamwork, learning, and community involvement and are part of our commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The FIRST® Community expresses the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® through our Core Values:
Dr. Woodie Flowers, (1943 - 2019) EAB Chair Emeritus & Distinguished Advisor, coined the term “Gracious Professionalism®.”
Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST®. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.
In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can add to society and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity.
Coopertition® produces innovation. At FIRST, Coopertition is displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. Coopertition is founded on the concept and a philosophy that teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete.
Coopertition involves learning from teammates. It is teaching teammates. It is learning from Mentors. And it is managing and being managed. Coopertition means competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can.