2016 TECHGARAGE PROGRAM
STEM HQ began in 2013 as a community based non-profit (EIN 46-2516444) to make it easy for students who are interested in building a robot to form teams and compete in FLL. In 2013, we started 11 teams based in Boca and Delray that met twice a week for practice and competed in two regional tournaments. We are basically bringing the model of baseball, basketball, soccer etc. to robotics. STEM HQ provides the equipment, practice locations and technical mentoring for the students removing the challenges associated with starting a team. STEM HQ coordinates two FTC teams and a FRC team consisting of some incredibly talented students at Delray Atlantic High.
In 2015, the program expanded to year round and we supported at our TechGarage facility 8 FLL teams, 14 FTC teams, and 1 FRC team. We also expanded programs in the Spring to year round members to participate in MATE, Drones and Ten80.
To learn more about members of the STEM HQ team please visit http://www.stemhq.org/about-us.
Eagles Robotics Xperience,
In 2014, the team was undefeated in South Florida and was ranked 5th in the state (out of 150 teams). They were the finalist alliance at the Florida State Championship and the United States Southern Division Super Regional.
They advanced to the FTC World Championship in St. Louis Missouri, which they won.
All net proceeds from the TechGarage Summer Robotics Camp will be used to support competitive robotics programs in the coming year. STEM HQ is very focused on outreach to get more girls involved and will be working towards establishing an all-girl FTC and FRC team. Additionally, STEM HQ is working closely with the Pearl City Cats and other at-risk programs to introduce young minds to competitive robotics.