Shop Hours
Mondays (4pm - 6pm)
Additional days may be scheduled as needed.
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Next meeting:

April 21

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What We're Up To

We all had fun at the Smokey Mountain Regional.  We made it to the semi-finals, but we lost the match due to a foul.  We did not win any awards qualifying us for championship, but it has been a great season.  We will continue having team meetings on Mondays and will have an open house for new students on May 12.  We will also have numerous outreach events during the off season.

 
 

"Infiltrating young minds, one robot at a time"

Welcome to the website of EnTech, home of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 281 - the GreenVillains.   We are a nonprofit organization in Greenville, South Carolina that promotes engineering and technology through our FIRST robotics teams and outreach in our community.   Our activities are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and the dedication of our mentors and volunteers.   See About EnTech for all the details.  Click here to find out how you can get involved in one of our programs as a student, mentor, or sponsor.

 

What is FIRST?

FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,  was founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 in an attempt to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in today's students. Kamen decided the best way to interest young people in FIRST was to create a sporting event that connected students with adult mentors to design, build, wire, and program robots that compete against one another in a challenging competition.  The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) was born.  The competition has grown from a single gym in Manchester, New Hampshire to an international competition. FIRST also hosts the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), The FIRST Lego League (FLL), and The Junior FIRST Lego League(JFLL) to reach younger students.  Today, FIRST boasts a total of 29,200 teams from around the world, 303,000 student participants, 120,500 mentors and volunteers, and more than 19 million dollars in college scholarships.   For more information about the FIRST programs, go to our web page About FIRST or go to the officalFIRST website at www.usfirst.org. 

 Upcoming Events
May 10: Ping Pong Tournament fundraiser! (more info coming soon)
May 12: Open House (6pm - 7pm) and applications accepted for new students
June 23 - 26: Summer Camps
Contact Us

Email:

Team Director:
teamdirector@entech281.org

Webmaster:
webmaster@entech281.org

Mailing Address:

620 S Pleasantburg Drive

Mail Stop 1201

Greenville, SC 29607-2418

Our Generous Sponsors

Michelin Greenville Technical College Logo Caterpillar

Greenville Technical Charter High School Greenville County Schools Laserflex

Baldor AFR TWL

Schools

Greenville Technical Charter High School Christ Church Episcopal School J.L. Mann High School Wade Hampton High School

Carolina High School Riverside High School St. Joseph's Catholic School Woodmont High School