HorsePower is a third-year FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team from Chartiers Valley High School. Each year, teams from all around the world have six weeks to build a robot that will play a certain game, revealed at an event called Kickoff, which HorsePower had the honor of hosting this year. Then, teams compete at the regional level for prestigious awards and a spot at the World Championships in St. Louis.
On HorsePower, members interested in technical and mechanical aspects can brainstorm, design, prototype, model using 3D software, program, and build. However, FIRST is not just about robots. There are also plenty of opportunities to fundraise, present to large companies for sponsorships, and design shirts, logos, and websites. Being a part of FIRST is a truly unique experience, each season culminating in a fast-paced and exciting yet friendly competition between teams. HorsePower recently won the Industrial Design Award at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional and hopes to gain a spot at the world championships at the Buckeye Regional in Cleveland. In its first year, the team won Highest Rookie Seed and Rookie All-Star, gaining HorsePower the chance to attend Championship. HorsePower is a dedicated, motivated, resilient group of leaders who intend to be successful and inspire success in others. We strive to excel in the FIRST robotics program and influence the next generation of exceptional engineers.
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