Summer is here! We still do have Monday meetings from 6-8 pm
Upcoming shop meetings:
Monday, July 18 (6-8 pm)
We had a fantastic competition season this year. With that wrapped up, we are looking toward our off-season outreach activities. We are preparing for the upcoming Michelin Generations Fair (May 13) and iT2Pi Expo (May 15) - we would love to see you there! We are also continuing to improve our team holistically, from review our business plan to setting a new summer schedule.
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"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 (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 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League (FLL), and Junior FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL) 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.
Would you be interested in sponsoring our team? Please click HERE to learn more about our team and how you could help. As always, a big thank you to all of our generous sponsors!