Sharon Tiger Techs Team Black is a robotics team located in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a small western Pennsylvania town located about an hour north of Pittsburgh. The Team is part of four FLL Challenge Teams in the Sharon City School District. The first FLL team started during the fall of 2010 with eight members and has since grown to 40 total members on all four FLL robotics teams. Each team has a home base located within the school district: Case Avenue Elementary School, C.M. Musser Elementary School and West Hill Elementary School.
Overall, the Sharon Tiger Techs are in their 11th season with FIRST LEGO League (FLL).
Every year teams are introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing field. The FIRST program builds science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills.
In addition to the robot game, teams are challenged yearly to solve a problem within their community based on the yearly theme. Teams then conduct research and design an innovative solution for that problem. Finally, teams create a prototype and then share it with others. Teams have competed at regional, state, and national/international tournaments.
Throughout each season, the Techs are thrilled to share what they have learned with others. This includes other robotics teams. This is called Coopertition and Gracious Professionalism. The Techs mentor other teams locally and internationally to help them learn the most out of the FIRST program.
In addition to mentoring other teams, the robotics teams are very active in their community. The robotics teams enjoy “giving back” to the community that supports them by participating and impacting hundreds of children in the STEM fields at local and regional events. The Sharon Robotics Teams set up their mobile robotics lab to showcase their very own Robot”Art”, robot driving with their EV3 Mindstorm creations, and programming lessons to kids of all ages. The teams are appreciative of all the support they receive while at these community events.
To learn more about FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team #577- Sharon Tiger Techs Team Black and the other Sharon Tiger Techs Teams, please visit their website at www.tigertechsrobotics.com