Team Meetings Every Monday!
Last Monday's Open House brought 19 students and 5 adults to our shop!
Year End Party Friday, May 24th!
May 13: Open House
Sat. April 27: Boy Scout NXT Camp
Sat. April 20: Clemson Engineering Day
Sat. April 13: Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast ($1,131 earned!)
March 13 - March 16: Peachtree Regional, Georgia (Entrepreneurship Award)
February 28 - March 2: Palmetto Regional, South Carolina (Spirit Award)
February 25 (8:05 pm): Our robot is now officially named Captian Hooks
February 29: FRC Bag n' Tag
Visit our Recent News page for more recent news.
EnTech 281 GreenVillains
"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 phenomenon. 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 16 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.