Founded in 2018 by a handful of motivated students and a willing teacher who shared a common mission: to provide a better future for the student and community, we are now a locally recognized program, constantly extending our reach into the local, national, and worldwide communities. To our teams, it's not just building robots. It's passing on knowledge and opportunities to the members of our community. Here at Assets Robotics, the community comes FIRST.
Assets Robotics History As of Fall 2020
In the fall of 2018, the robotics team was formed by Mr. Han and Ms. Raissle, with the support of Dr. Suzy Travis (high school principal) and Ms. Nichole Hamai-Sakai (vice principal), in hopes of providing our students with more STEM opportunities to learn. Students were then recruited. With interest from 13 students, this team of students registered #14825 "Assets Robotics".
"Assets Robotics" competed in the 2018-2019 season Rover Ruckus, which became eligible in the regional championship and placed 12 out of 34 teams across the state. After a successful rookie season, the students decided to compete in FTC for a second year; while the school, parents, and local communities were all excited and supported us with funding and opportunities.
For the 2019-2020 season Skystone, the Assets High School Robotics program consisted of 4 FTC Teams, #14825 (now renamed to Team W.A.F.F.L.E.S.), and three additional teams #16374 (MainFrame Meltdown), #16375 (Brobots), #16376 (A.S.S.E.T.S). Mr. Mossler has also generously joined our Robotics program to support us, and Mr. Eugene Lao assisting with programming, Ms. Kristie Fujimoto, an Assets robotics alumni, assisting with the business portions of robotics.
With a total of 34 students and 4 adult coaches, completing a highly successful season, team WAFFLES was able to place themselves nd in the state, while team MAINFRAME MELTDOWN was able to finish at 6th place. Both teams worked together at the state championship and brought trophies home.
Assets School Mission Statement
The mission of Assets School is to serve gifted and capable students, specializing in those with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. We provide a strength-based program, complemented by outreach and training, that empowers students to become effective learners and confident self-advocates.
FIRST Robotics Mission Statement
The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, 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.
Robotics Team Mission Statement
The 'big picture' goals of Assets Robotics are as follows:To Grow An Appreciation For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math In The Students And The Outside Community.Support other robotics and organizations that aim to excite people about STEM and STEM education.Create and grown an awareness with local, state and national policy makers to help support STEM education in schools. Support other FTC teams in a way that helps make sustainable, long lasting programs.To Prepare Students For The Real World.Foster and grow intangible skills such as teamwork, project/time management and strategic thinking that they will need to be successful beyond high school.Give students opportunities to work with processes and techniques that are used in industry.To Field A Competitive Robot That Can Compete For the State Championship and the National Championship.An engineer cannot be created in a 6-week build season. However, fielding a competitive robot creates an excitement about STEM in the students. In addition, it help gives students the confidence that they can be successful in a STEM field. Fielding a competitive robot can inspire other teams and their students to continue improving their own teams.