The mission of the Lithia Springs High School FIRST Robotics Team is to inspire students to become interested and further their education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by giving them an experience where they can learn new things while at the same time, enjoy the benefits of competition. Our mission is to build students who can go into the real world as productive and responsible citizens of the world.
- Show students that science, technology, engineering, and math can be fun and rewarding.
- Raise awareness of STEM fields and how they are applied in real-life scenarios.
- Make an impact on our school, students, community, and world.
- Give students skills that will be useful to them later in life.
- Take each student to at least 1 of the competitions for FRC.
Our Current Tasks
- Clean and organize the robotics room, including hanging up the letters made of recycled materials.
- Establish and uphold a safety program.
- Participate in the Google Gravity Games every year.
- Participate in at least 1 FRC scrimmage or practice at Destination Einstein.
- Participate in 2 FRC district competitions AND our state championship event.
- Fundraise/write grants to bring in at least $10k.
- Submit an entry to be a serious contender for at least 2 FRC awards.
- Plan and carry out at least 3 outreach and/or fundraising events.
- Participate in at least 1 community service project as a team.
Club Requirements and Expectations
- The purpose of the club is to have fun while learning to use new technologies. Our primary goal is to participate in the annual FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) challenge.
- Members must pay a total of $100 to the club. (Team dues – $75, and the LSHS STEM Booster Club – $25).
- Members and parents must communicate using leotechs.slack.com.
- Members must participate towards the club in a positive way and not distract or limit productivity.
- Members are expected to meet after school every day and on some weekends during the FRC build season (Jan-Feb).
- Members will be expected to participate in activities outside competition such as: fundraising, community service, and outreach efforts.
- Members are responsible for reading the FRC manuals (Administrative, Game, and Safety manuals).
- Members must maintain above a 75% attendance rate.
- Team meetings are to further the club purpose; not to play video games, check Instagram, ect.
- Members will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from events, though we will try to make arrangements for carpools, etc.
- Team members will be expected to cover the costs of their share of any hotel room, food, and transportation expenses related to competition attendance. (We will likely have two overnight competitions within the state of Georgia).
- Parents of team members are expected to help support the team by serving as chaperones, mentors, providing transportation, sending in snacks/lunch during build season, etc.
- SAFETY FIRST!
- Always wear safety gear when in the workshop or using power tools.
- Use common sense while in the workshop.
- Be cautious around power tools.
- Absolutely NO rough housing.
- Only use tools for which you have been trained and certified.
- Non-veteran members will assist at least one lead, co-lead, or coach at all times.
- Leads will be expected to know how to use the majority of the tools.
- Anyone can ask for help from a mentor or lead. Don’t be shy.
- Please treat stock, tools, and equipment with respect; we do not have infinite resources.
- While robotics is a fun club, we ask that you act in a mature manner, being courteous and respectful toward ALL team members. Be Kind!
- All members are expected to embrace the ethos of Gracious Professionalism!