"Building people, building robots"
CHS Robotics was founded in 2007 by a group of students who were looking to promote STEM in Cupertino. We started out with one team and seven members, and we've never looked back. Today, we have 12 teams, over 200 members, and we're still going after 10 years. We have jumped from 1 mentor to over 8, and our alumni have been accepted into major colleges across the country. We are Cupertino Robotics; diverse, determined, and proud!
Our program consists of four divisions: FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) , FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge), FLL (FIRST Lego League), and Business. FRC was the initial team founded all the way back in '07; the team has 11th and 12th graders, sort of like a "varsity" team where we work with advanced hardware and software. FTC is similar to "junior varsity", where 9th and 10th graders get familiar with the basics of hardware and software before they advance to FRC. FLL is a program we put on for middle schoolers to work with lego to build robots, as a way to set them up for success before they begin school and enter the robotics program at Cupertino High. Our newest division, business, handles the miscellaneous operations that our program requires to function.
Charles Williams, Head Mentor