Welcome to the Alpine Robotics website. We are a group of Poudre School District students who share an interest in science and technology, and it's application to real-world engineering. We may design and build robots, but our team is much more than that.
Our mission is to be a student-run team that works together to participate in FIRST Robotics competitions. FIRST, which stands for "For Inspiration of Science and Technology", is an international organization that strives to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. Every year we are given a new challenge, or game, that involves competing in alliances to score against the opposing alliance. This may involve driving over obstacles, shooting balls into hoops, hanging the robot from a bar, or even deploying a "mini-bot" to climb a pole. By building a robot to perform these challenges, students learn how to work as a team along with engineers in the community who act as mentors. Students on the team learn valuable skills that translate into future careers.
Along with the competitions, the team works to promote the values of FIRST- gracious professionalism and "coopertition", which is cooperation plus competition. We do so by assisting other teams, mentoring FIRST Lego teams, and demonstrating our robots to schools, businesses in the community, and even the Colorado legislature.
If you would like to join us in our mission, either as a student or a mentor, please contact the Technology Education Department at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you are not in the Fort Collins area, our team will be glad to help you find a local team to join.