We are Saints Robotics, Team 1899, a FIRST Robotics Competition Team based out of Interlake High School in Bellevue, Washington. We strive to engage students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by allowing them to work on the construction of physical robots.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Founded in 1989 by Inventor Dean Kamen and Professor Woodie Flowers, FIRST aims "to create a world where science and technology are celebrated… where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition organized by FIRST. FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Each year, teams of students compete to build robots of various shapes and sizes that can perform specific tasks. Every six-week build season is signaled by the FRC Kickoff, which introduces the new game of the year.
The Helping Hounds Program is a community service program. In this program, our club participates in many outreach activities in an effort to actively promote STEM in our community and beyond. Especially with our recent annual hosting of one of the First Lego League Qualifiers, our club hopes that our efforts can encourage students to pursue courses and careers in STEM.