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R.O.B.B.E. Newsletter

"To Teach. To Learn.
To Inspire."

Team 56 is also known as R.O.B.B.E., which stands for Robotics of Bound Brook & Ethicon. This year will be our 24th year as a Robotics team at Bound Brook High School, in Bound Brook, NJ. We were founded in 1997, where our team has grown exponentially since then. We aim to teach, to learn from, and to inspire multiple members of our community to work towards our goal of making the largest impact possible and promote change in the world.

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  • Spread the word of STEM & FIRST

  • Go to Mid-Atlantic Competition in Lehigh and WIN.

  • Win the Chairman's award two years in a row!

  • Win the Bridgewater Competition for the third year in a row! 

  • Have our seniors receive at least 5 FIRST scholarships.

  • Submit a comprehensive business plan.

  • Improve communications between the team and the community

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Build Season
During the build season, we met up at Ethicon on Tuesdays,Thursdays, and Saturdays. We start off the meetings by having our student leaders discuss what they wish to accomplish that day and conclude our meetings by having our team leaders share their accomplishments with the whole team.

  • Robbinsville Competition: at Robbinsville HS March 14th and 15th,8am-6pm both days

  • Bridgewater Competition: at
    Bridgwater-Raritan HS March 21st and
    22nd, 8am-6pm both days

  • BB Public Library Event: Saturday,
    March 28th from 10am to 1pm at BB
    Public Library (in lieu of Maker's Day
    since we have a competition)

  • Lehigh: MAR Championship (pending
    qualification)- April 2nd to April 4th at
    Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA (may
    be overnight still tentative)

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American Robot Warriors &Nerds:
When the idea came about to start an FLL team in the Community Middle School in Bound Brook in 2017, there was so much interest we had to create two FLL teams,
American Robot Warriors and Nerds. Each team had an average of 12 students. Both teams met up every Monday & Wednesday from 3:00-4:30. South Bound Brook Patriots: In 2019, R.O.B.B.E. started an FLL team in the
Robert Morris Middle School in South Bound Brook.
The South Bound Brook Patriots met every single week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from
3:00-4:30. Each meeting the teams broke up into three different sub-teams Coding,
Court Values, Building a Robot, and Project. A total of 10 students were members of the FLL team.

Thomas Urban graduated high school in 2017. He was a member of the Bound Brook High School Robotics team and is now a mentor. Thomas is attending Rutgers University and is
studying mechanical engineering.

Guramrit Singh graduated high school in 2019. He was the President of the Bound Brook High School Robotics team and is now a mentor. Guramarit is attending Rutgers University and is
studying computer engineering.

Melissa Garcia graduated high school in 2015. She was a member of the Bound Brook High School Robotics team and is now a mentor. Melissa attended Rutgers University and studied Industrial and Systems engineering and graduated in 2020.Melissa Garcia is currently going to be
a Quality Engineer.

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  • Robot Development: Is in charge of all things robot related, building and designing the robot. As well as keeping the robot maintained during competitions and driving the robot.

  • Safety and Compliance: Oversees the safety of the team including in the Pit and at competitions. Compliance is the bridge between safety and robot development for good communication and keeping everyone safe at all times.

  • Team development: Manages team functions and interactions as well as handling all things Chairman's related.

  • Communications: Runs all of the social media platforms, takes pictures and videos and is in charge of spreading the word of R.O.B.B.E.

  • Strategic planning: Deals with fiances, money, and business-related financial situations.

Branding: Is in charge of the designing aspect of our team. They design team apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, logos,& brands.

  • Outreach: Facilitates how R.O.B.B.E. interacts with the community and how we give back to the community byparticipating in community service

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