TEAM 56 IS MORE THAN JUST BUILDING ROBOTS!!!
The 2021 FIRST Robotics season is coming to a close and 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 or below, completed two animation videos (below), 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 Spring Team Meetings and Events
5/31 Memorial Day Parade (Monday, 10am)
6/14 Team Meeting (Monday, 2:20pm)
6/21 Program Picnic (Monday, 10am to 6pm, Duke Island Park)
Community FLL Teams
2021 Bound Brook Robotics Virtual Robot Reveal
A partnership between Bound Brook High School and Ethicon since 1997, students work with engineers and mentors to design, build, and compete in the international FIRST® Robotics Competition. In addition to building a robot, students:
- Improve problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Develop team work and collaboration skills
- Grow presentation and public speaking skills
- Enhance time management, organization, communication skills
- Boost self confidence
- Learn about to the business world, including budgeting, fundraising, business planning
- Gain access to more than $50M in college scholarships exclusively reserved for FIRST® participants
2021 Team 56 COVID Safety Animation 2021 Team 56 Infinite Recharge Animation
Both Animations created by Geovanny Pluas
Develop 21st Century Life Skills
Improve problem solving and critical thinking skills
Develop teamwork and collaboration skills
Grow presentation and public speaking skills
Enhance time management, organization, communication skills
Gain exposure to the business world, including budgeting, fundraising, business planning
Anyone with a passion to learn can be successful on this year-long robotics team. If you like drawing, writing, photography, video production, helping others, public speaking, computer programming, math, science, or just rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty we have an opportunity for you.
For more information, speak to an advisor or visit www.team56.com
Update from our Alumni
Guramrit Singh is a member of the Bound Brook HS class of 2019, as well as a 4-year member of the Bound Brook Robotics Team. Message from Guramrit: "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."
2020-2021 Bound Brook Robotics Team
2020-2021 Bound Brook Robotics Team Leaders
2020 Bound Brook Varsity Robotics Team
2019-2020 Bound Brook HS Robotics Team
2018-2019 Bridgewater-Raritan District Championship Team
2019 Chairman's Award Winning Team
2019 Chairman's Award Winning Video
2018-2019 Varsity Robotics Team
2018-2019 Bound Brook HS Robotics Team
2017-2018 World Championship Team
2017-2018 Bridgewater-Raritan District Championship Team
Robotics Award Trophy Case at Bound Brook High School