Saint Joseph Prep's Robotics team, the 1965 Firebirds, is one of the most popular clubs on campus. 


The Robotics team offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with both hard skills such as engineering and coding, and 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and communication.

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FIRST Robotics Competitions

Each year, the Robotics team works together to build a robot to compete in FIRST Robotics competitions. Students choose an area of focus, including coding, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
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Industry Mentors

The Robotics team works side-by-side with real-world engineers from organizations including Raytheon, Analog Devices, and Akamai. Students receive technical training and mentorship from experienced professionals.

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Encouraging Women in STEAM

Our Robotics team encourages young women to explore STEAM disciplines in which women are underrepresented. Working with industry mentors allows young women to see themselves in the shoes of engineers.

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Robotics Lab

Members of the Robotics team have access to industry-grade tools in our Robotics Lab. From 3D printers to coding software, students work with the same tools professionals use.