Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the Robo-Lions activities have been moved into a virtual environment. Just because we are virtual, does not mean we have slowed down. We have been holding our full team meeting every Wednesday night through ZOOM. Our many smaller sub-teams have also been meeting weekly, whether it’s our programmers, web designers, adaptive sports engineers, and summer camp and outreach planners, our members have been staying busy.
The Robo-Lions, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2199, are a community team located in Finksburg, Maryland but open to High School and advanced Middle School students from all over Maryland. The Robo-Lions compete at the highest level of difficulty for students in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). FIRST is an organization that stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition for Science and Technology” and is a non-profit dedicated to that mission. The Robo-Lions are one of the top 5 all-around teams in Maryland. The Robo-Lions are also the lead team of Partnership and Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship or “PIE-cubed” which is a 501(c)(3) not for profit dedicated to K-12 STEM participation particularly through FIRST Robotics Programs.
The Robo-Lions embrace the mission of FIRST which is to inspire respect for Science and Technology. This is why they are a regular fixture at numerous community events. Interested students or parents should contact Lead Mentor Rose Young at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the team.