Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. The FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 10 or more 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. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
Innovos lives by the values of FIRST. Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition both provide a foundation for all team members to be leaders that learn and work together to make the world a better place for everyone. The team members of Innovos will have a reputation for being helpful, knowledgeable and respectful. Gracious Professionalism® is an important value to Innovos and the team will be recognized for displaying this value at competitions. The value of coopertition will be reinforced for team members during the competitions. Innovos believes working with your opponent to achieve something greater than you alone can do is what coopertition is all about. The team balancing the bridge will not happen without either opponent agreeing to work together. The cooperation lesson learned will help team members understand how they will make a difference in the world by working together whether they are attending school or working.
To transform the community culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders. The team strives for a better society where teams, companies, and countries are all willing to work together for the betterment of the world. The two brains are better than one theory is felt by team members as they relate the fact that the community schools increase the brain power when problem solving on the team, but also the collaboration of ideas to make life a little bit easier for all communities.
The mission Innovos Robotics is to inspire all students in the community to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
To annually recruit, build, develop and train all eager students including under-represented high-school age students to participate on a competitive robotics team
The team will compete in at least one regional FIRST Robotics competition per year
The team will compete in multiple competitions in subsequent years
To recruit at least 10 Southern California students and 5 mentors to participate on the team the first year, and an annual growth of 20% the subsequent years until 25 to 30 students are obtained
To recruit students from Orange, Los Angeles and Inland Empire Counties
To raise over $30,000 from donors, grants, sponsors, and supporters to help finance this endeavor in the first year
To have a nationally competitive FIRST team (i.e. compete in St. Louis/Houston) by year 3