Gus Robotics Team 228 is the FIRST Robotics Team for the three Meriden, Connecticut High Schools (Platt, Maloney, and Wilcox Tech). Since 1999, we have been inspiring students into the world of science, technology, and engineering through the annual FIRST Robotics Competition and the FIRST Tech Challenge. But our inspiration does not simply end after students graduate from high school; to further their secondary (college) education, there are over nine million dollars in scholarships available to FIRST students, with many of these full ride scholarships to some of the world's most prestigious schools.
Gus Robotics Team 228 was founded in 1999 to bring the excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students from Meriden, CT. Since then, our program has grown into a nationally-recognized robotics team for students from five different high schools in Meriden and Wallingford, CT.
Through our involvement in FRC and VRC, we introduce and inspire students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Mentors from a wide variety of fields including teaching, engineering (mechanical, electrical, robotics), computer science, machinists, technicians, business executives and more, teach students relevant real-world experience and applications.
We've also built strong relationships with our local school district, businesses and organizations to help provide our students the best possible experience; these sponsors are crucial to our long-term success.
Recent graduates from our program have won over quarter million dollars in scholarships, and have gone onto a variety of careers in STEM fields.