Academics


Robotics

ABOUT ROBOTICS

Robotics is one of three academic clubs offered at AMHS.

Team History

In 2003 a group of students who were interested in robotics joined the AMHS Science Club, and they discovered FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization which sponsors international robotics competitions. With support from the school, this small group registered to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition at San Jose State in March, 2004.  Since our first year, our coed membership has grown from 15 to over 80 members.

Who are we?

The Mitty Robotics Team is a registered FIRST Robotics team (Team #1351) and works to promote interest in STEM fields. The team operates year-round to provide opportunities for our members to explore their diverse interests in engineering, business management, and computer programming. The team’s website is designed and maintained by team members. In competition, other teams recognize us by our nickname, TKO, an acronym for our motto, “Tenacity, Knowledge, and Opportunity,” values we utilize to grow and develop as a team.

Where do we compete?

Mitty Robotics competes three times. In the fall of the school year, the team competes at WRRF’s CalGames, an off-season event, which is a replay of the game from the spring FIRST regionals. After the new year’s unique challenge is announced in January, the team designs and builds a robot to compete in two official FIRST regional events held in March/April. The team travels to UC-Davis to compete in the Sacramento Regional, and luckily we are able to enjoy the close proximity of San Jose State University, which graciously hosts the Silicon Valley Regional.

Achievements

  • 2011 Best Regional Website Award
  • 2011 Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award
  • 2011 Yellow Hat Award
  • 2010 Best Regional Website Award
  • 2008 Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award
  • 2008 WRRF Director's Award
  • 2007 Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship Award
  • 2006 Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award
  • 2004 Highest Rookie Seed Award
  • 2004 General Motors Industrial Design Award
  • 2004 WRRF Rookie Award for Excellence

I'm not at Mitty yet. How can I get involved?

  Anyone can come to our competitions that are free, and cheer us on!

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CONTACT

Chirs Fairley
Science Instructor