Centennial FTC Robotics Club (2017-2018)
In 2017, the Centennial FTC Robotics Club was founded to introduce students to FIRST. With only 8 members and our coach, Ms. Nancy Smith, our goal was to expand the club and inspire others to get involved in FTC and STEM. In just our second year as a club, we tripled our numbers to 28. Now we are a club of about 60 members thanks to our outreach and expansion efforts.
Centennial FTC Robotics Club (2018-2019)
At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, we held an interest meeting and realized a multitude of students were interested in joining our club. We decided to hold training sessions over the summer, where we taught the potential new members valuable skills, such as building, programming, CAD design, and marketing. When the official game video was released for the 2018-2019 season, we held a kickoff event at our school to showcase the video and introduce new members to the competition. That year, we expanded our club from 8 to 28 members, and we branched off into two teams: VIRUS and Exponential.
Centennial FTC Robotics Club (2019-2020)
Over the summer, VIRUS and Exponential hosted multiple training sessions to train students interested in joining our club. VIRUS and Exponential taught prospective members building, CADing, programming, and marketing skills. The turnout was way more than expected and 60 people ended up attending the training sessions. The kickoff event was again held at the school, and everyone brainstormed ideas for the robot, then presented to the group. After the kickoff event, the board decided to form a third team to accommodate the large amount of people. To include as many people as we can, our club is open to anyone who wants to join. However, we do not have enough spots on the teams for everyone, so anyone who is not on a team is considered an alternate and still participates in our club. Our third team, Cypher, is a rookie team that currently consists of 14 members.