Advanced Robotics Open House on May 2

Highlander Robotics was formed in a Piedmont garage in 2019 and now has 58 students from 16 schools.

No experience? No problem. Rising 7th – 12th graders invited to learn about the FIRST Robotics program.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 8033 Highlander Robotics, just returned from their division finals appearance at the World Championship, will be co-hosting an Open House at the Piedmont High Student Center on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. to discuss FIRST Robotics programs for rising 7th to 12th graders.

Presenters will share their experiences with the FIRST Robotics Competition (9th-12th) and FIRST Tech Challenge (7th-12th), demo their robots, give a tour of the Mary G. Ross Engineering Lab, and recommend pathways for students looking to progress from FIRST Lego League to FTC or FRC.

Highlander Robotics welcomes all students regardless of experience. “Our program expects to train students from scratch and we believe that anyone can become a leader on the team if they have the interest and commitment” said Lead Mentor Kevin Clark. The Highlanders provide training in programming, CAD, also known as computer aided design, and general building. Outside of technical work, the Highlanders also seek members interested in community outreach, visual and industrial design, marketing, branding, and video production.

To learn more, please join the team May 2 at the PHS Student Center or visit

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