The mission of Robo Raiders is to provide students with a fun and challenging gateway into the worlds of engineering and business.
The Robo Raiders is an all-inclusive team comprised of all grade levels at Nathan Hale High School. With interests in science, business, and engineering, the team includes students of all skill types and levels.
Robo Raiders was started in September 2010 by science teacher Karl Englert and senior Kaeley Scruggs. During the pre-build season, the team quickly grew to about thirty students and eight mentors, including alumnus Tobin Martin. The team worked in Karl Englert’s classroom, and then moved to the school’s library in the weeks leading up to the end of build season. The team competed in the Seattle Cascade Regional, where it made it to the semi-finals and received the Rookie Inspiration Award.
During the 2011/12 season, our team had our own classroom, the only school club that did. The team wrote the first version of this business plan, was awarded several grants, and began our partnership with JCPenney. At regionals our team made it to quarter-finals and won the Entrepreneurship Award for our pro-active strategy towards fundraising.
In the 2012/13 season we accomplished something we never had before. We made it to two regional competitions. One in Spokane and one in Cheney Washington. We were able to continue our relationship with JCPenny, and start a new connections with Jamba juice and Raytheon. At the 2nd regional competition we made it into the semi-finals once again.
The 2013/14 season will be our 4th year as a FIRST Team