Building leaders in Bound Brook, NJ today for a brighter tomorrow
R.O.B.B.E. is a high school robotics team from Bound Brook, New Jersey. Founded in 1997, R.O.B.B.E. is a partnership between Bound Brook High School and Ethicon. Together, we are one of New Jersey's longest sustaining FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) teams.
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2021 Mechanical Mustang Rodeo
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch
The 2021 FIRST Robotics season is coming to a close, but the Bound Brook Robotics Program, R.O.B.B.E. (Robotics of Bound Brook and Ethicon) did not let the pandemic stop them from learning, collaborating, and achieving their goals. While there were many differences compared to usual, R.O.B.B.E. continued onward.
American Robot Warriors and NEEEEEEEEEERDZ, the two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Community Middle School met and continue to meet on Tuesdays after school to learn about and work on robotics and STEAM-related activities.
Team 56, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from the high school placed 34th out of 140 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region for this year's @Home Competition/Skills challenges. Team 56 also submitted and interviewed for both the Chairman's Award and the Dean's List Award (Jack Ryan). While we did not win any awards, our students showed determination, perseverance, and the ability to adapt to this year's changes and challenges. Team 56 also held its first Virtual Robot Reveal (you can watch/rewatch the Reveal here) completed two animation videos, and improved our team's website and communications with our community.
As the team's two teacher advisors, we could not be prouder of our team's resolve through these challenging times. I would also like to thank all of our mentors, school administration, parents and guardians, and all of our supporters!!! Please be sure to wave hello to the team during the Bound Brook Memorial Day Parade!!! Finally, be sure to follow the team's social media accounts (@frcteam56) and keep an eye out on our team website and social media for the R.O.B.B.E. Store to purchase all of your R.O.B.B.E. gear!!!
Mr. Hueston & Ms. Kowalczyk
Team 56 Build Season
Meetings and Events
High School FRC Meetings
Weekly Team Meetings - Tuesdays & Thursdays
(3:00-6:00pm @ BWC Mall)
Community FLL Teams
Weekly Team Meeting - Wednesdays
(3:00-4:00pm @ CMS)
Robert Morris School FLL Team
Weekly Team Meeting - Tuesdays
(3:00-4:00pm @ RMS, Meetings Resume 3/2022)
Smalley Robotics Club
Meetings Every Other Wednesday Starting 1/12/22
(3:00-3:45pm @ Smalley Middle School)
Bridgewater District Event - 3/5 & 3/6
(10:00am-5:00pm @ Bridgewater-Raritan HS)
Montgomery District Event - 4/2 & 4/3
(10:00am-5:00pm @ Montgomery HS)
Lehigh MAR Regional Event - 4/8 & 4/9
(10:00am-6:00pm @ Stabler Arena at Lehigh Univ.)
FIRST Robotics World Championship 4/20 - 4/23
(TBD - George Brown Convention Center)
Outreach, Community, and Team Events
S.T.E.M Saturdays - 2/26, 3/19, 4/16 & 5/14
(12:00-2:00pm @ BWC Mall)
Bound Brook Library Outreach Event - 3/26
(3:00-5:00pm @ Bound Brook Public Library)
COVID Safety Animation
Chairman's Award Winning Video
2020-2021 EQUITY ACTION PLAN
We are committed to addressing social injustice and ensuring we provide a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment on our team and community. To ensure we keep our word, we made an Equity Action Plan which states our short and long-term goals to combat social injustice. Our mission to promote and encourage diversity and inclusivity is outlined in this plan and is also made available on our Team’s website. In addition, students and mentors have taken an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion course. If you would like to dive deeper into our Equity Action Plan 2020-2021 please click on the link below.
R.O.B.B.E Alumni - Guramrit Singh
I am fortunate enough to participate in the NASA L’SPACE Mission Concept Academy this summer. L’SPACE MCA is an opportunity for college students to gain experience as STEM professionals. In the academy, participants will receive mission development skills training each week from NASA scientists and engineers and collaborate with other students to design a mission-related team project. Many of the team-building and robot-building aspects of my experience on the team contributed to my application to the program. I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without my experience on Team 56.