Hello, everyone! Saturday, April 25, is our biannual book sale. We’ll be selling books at the corner of Greenwich and Chambers. This coincides with the Tribeca Family Festival right around the corner, and we’ll be presenting on the stage at the festival and displaying our robots. Feel free to come and help support the team!
StuyPulse returned from Buckeye last week, having made it to the regional semifinals. Unfortunately, we did not reach the finals, and as such we will not be going to championship this year. Fear not, however - we will be participating in scrimmages as well as other off-season events.
As a last note, our 15th Anniversary dinner will be on Saturday, May 30th from 4 to 10pm. More details to follow soon. Keep on the lookout for announcements regarding future events!
Thank you to everyone who came to Javits this weekend to support our team at the NYC regional! We had an especially great time this year. We placed as the second alliance captain, and with the help of our awesome alliance partners Team 354 and Team 271, we made it all the way to the finals.
Although we did not win the regional, we did win a few other awards. Our software engineering mentor, Jeanne Boyarsky, was named Volunteer of the Year. Yubin Kim, our Vice President of Marketing, won the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award. And for the first time ever, our team won the Gracious Professionalism Award!
Our next competition will be at the Buckeye Regional at Cleveland, Ohio, on March 25-28. For those who won’t be able to come with us to Buckeye, you can watch streams of the event when it starts at The Blue Alliance. For more links, see NASA’s page here.
Over the next two days, three Chinese FRC teams (Team 5452, Team 4830, and Team 5453) will be visiting Stuyvesant! For Tuesday, we will be holding lectures for our visitors on various topics related to FRC and engineering. On Wednesday, we will have an engineering challenge involving marbles, and we’ll be finishing off the day with a potluck dinner.
Stay tuned for more updates as the week progresses!
Our official robot name for the 2015 season has been announced! This year, our top sponsor is the Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association, and the name they have chosen for our robot is PEGasus 1.
We are StuyPulse, Stuyvesant High School's award-winning FIRST Robotics team. Otherwise known as Team 694, we seek to impact young adults by cultivating skills in engineering, programming, marketing, teamwork, and leadership through the FIRST competitions. At the same time, we hope to educate and inspire people in our community, both young and old, about the wonders of science and technology.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) is a multi-national, non-profit organization designed to inspire and encourage today's youth to pursue careers in science, technology and math. These programs also stress the development of skills in areas such as teamwork, public relations, strategy, dedication, and outreach, which are helpful and often necessary in future careers and endeavors.