Brooklyn Technical High School's Robotics Team has been an integral part of the school community since the team's founding.
It encompasses the school's spirit of engineering achievement and innovation, while fostering the development of young leaders.
Members are encouraged to take initiative under the guidance of seasoned coaches and mentors.
The team focuses on its annual participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
The FIRST organization was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, citing its goals as, "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."
Each year, it challenges teams to design, build, wire and program a robot within a six week time period.
The build season culminates in regional competitions, as well as a final championship.
The mission of this competition is to encourage the active participation of youth, in the hopes of inspiring them to pursue STEM related fields.
Since its founding, the Brooklyn TechKnights have competed each year, gaining a vast collection of knowledge and experience.
The team continues to refine its technique by fostering the growth of successive generations of engineers, ones who will not only dominate in competition, but will become leaders in their respective fields.