Mondays (4pm - 6pm)
Additional days may be scheduled as needed.
Next meeting: July 28 (4:30 pm)
What We're Up To
Showcasing our team's robots at the Youth Summit was lots of fun. We had a great time meeting new people and getting to share our love for robotics! In addition to outreach activities this summer, we continue to have weekly team meetings focused on team-building and training for the new season.
New parent position openings: Treasurer, Chairman's/Award Mentor
EnTech 281 Parents: Please take a look at the Parent Position Openings and sign up for whichever positions you can. Thank you!
If you are interested in joining the team, please fill out the Team Application and return it to us.
"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 visit the official FIRST website at www.usfirst.org.