The Tomball Memorial High School robotics team, Vector 8177, is a rookie team founded in 2019. We started this journey as a means to fuel our passion for STEM and spread its values to inspire other students to pursue their goals. Through this team, members learn how to become leaders in various aspects, ranging from business, management, computer science, and engineering. Through this, we hope to impact student’s lives while also remaining dedicated to realizing FIRST’s vision: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” – Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST.
The FIRST Robotics Competition is a series of competitions that challenges thousands of high school teams, tasking each one of them to design and build a robot capable of completing difficult tasks. These competitions inspire students to become leaders in science and technology through the help of mentors who guide us in not only the science, engineering, and technology that is required to build a robot but also life skills such as communication, teamwork, and leadership. As FIRST says, “Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team ‘brand,’ hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.”
2020 FIRST Robotics Competition