Robotics team advances to Nationals

Robotics teamThe Schuylerville Robotics Team has won its first-ever bid to the FRC USFIRST Robotics National Championship in St. Louis April 27-30.

Team 4508 Nuts & Bots, founded in 2011, is made up of eight Schuylerville High School students and nine mentors. The team has been to four years of competitions, including five regional competitions. At the 2016 New York Tech Valley regional on March 19, the team advanced to the final round, which resulted in its first ever invitation to the National Championship.

“We are so proud of the efforts our little team has made and in the incredible huge results they have been able to achieve,” said mentor Kevin Gifford. “We are also extremely grateful for the support provided to us by Team 20, the Rocketeers from Shenendehowa High School, and our mentor team, the Dynamos Team 250 from Colonie High School.”

Team 4508 is part of the US FIRST Robotics Competition also known as FRC, which is a STEM based organization that is dedicated to the promotion of gracious professionalism and cooperation.

The team now will continue to focus on team activities and events, including fundraisers to help defer the costs of attending nationals.

Anyone wishing to make a donation or volunteer can do so by contacting the team by email at schuylervillerobotics@gmail.com.