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 Spring 2022
In the Fall of 2018, the robotics team was formed by Mr. Peter Han, in hopes of providing our students with more STEM opportunities to learn. With interest from 13 students, this team of students were recruited and registered as #14825 "Assets Robotics" (Later renamed as Team WAFFLES).
"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 (WAFFLES), and three additional teams #16374 (MainFrame Meltdown), #16375 (Brobots), and #16376 (A.S.S.E.T.S).
With a total of 34 students and 4 adult coaches, completing a highly successful season Team WAFFLES was able to place themselves 2nd in the state. Team MainFrame Meltdown was able to finish in 6th place. Both teams worked together at the state championship and brought trophies home.
For the 2020-2021 FTC season, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Assets Robotics committed to continuing with another robotics season, as well as we could, by sending 4 robotics teams to participate in the remote "Ultimate Goal" season. Team WAFFLES became the "varsity team" of our program, in charge of coaching and mentoring other younger teams & members.
Because of the pandemic, a lot of our members decided to focus on outreach projects this season due to not being able to consistently meet as a whole team. Some projects included the School of the Future Conference, printing and assembling 400+ face shields, building and donating a medical robot for the Queen's Medical Center, etc.
Team MEAF was also founded this year, who later became a varsity team as well, following the steps of Team WAFFLES.
and so the journey continues......
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. Complemented by outreach and training, we provide a strength-based program 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, inspire innovation, and 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 outside the community.To support other robotics organizations that aim to excite people about STEM and STEM education.To create and grow awareness with local, state, and national policymakers to help support STEM education in schools.To support other FTC teams in a way that helps make sustainable, long-lasting programs.To foster and grow intangible skills such as teamwork, project/time management, and strategic thinking that they will need to be successful beyond high school.To 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 and National Championships. An engineer cannot be created in a 6-week build season. However, fielding a competitive robot creates excitement about STEM in the students. In addition, it helps 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.