Our team is made up from the staff and students from WMHS.
We are divided into different categories starting with leadership, and working down into different groups such as: Build, Programming & Controls, Management & Media, Corporate Sponsorship/Liaison, and work on our Community Impact.
The goal of the Watkins Bionic Warriors is to bring more science and robotics into our community, and to introduce it to our students to show how it will impact and improve our community, creating high-quality work. To open the mind of adolescents and challenge them to their greatest potential.
In the end our team will have gained experience and skills in; leadership, coding, business, and construction of robotics.
We will teach our community and students more about the benefits and opportunities that come from these fields. Students find inspiration to pursue STEM careers.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
FIRST is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, public charity based in Manchester, N.H. FIRST is volunteer-driven and built on partnerships with individuals, businesses, educational institutions, and government.
Some of the world’s most respected companies provide funding, mentorship time, talent, and equipment to make FIRST’s mission a reality.
We have several programs with several companies, a large one is the Kroger Community rewards here. This supports us with funding for creating complex creations, as well as getting better resources quicker to supply us.
The Technicians work with the internals, chassis, and all other parts of the robot. Technicians are responsible for training new members on how to operate robots.
The Programmers work with different types of code to help make the robot and controllers function properly. This allows for a wide array of challenging hurdles, facing many issues repetitively.
The Business Department works with the media, finances, sponsorships, planning, advertising, and community impact.