FRC Team 533 - The PSIcotics
We're FRC Team 533, The PSIcotics, from Lindenhurst, New York. We're a high school robotics team that builds and competes with life-sized robots, and this is our website!
WHO ARE WE?
We're FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 533, the PSIcotics, based out of Lindenhurst Senior High School in Long Island, New York. Our team serves as an after-school program with one goal: to prepare students to succeed in their lives following high school. Not to mention we do it by building life-sized robots and competing them against teams from across the globe!
WHAT DO WE DO?
Each year, our team's parent organization, FIRST, designs a brand new game with brand new tasks our robots will need to complete. Thankfully, we prepare our students with months of lessons where they learn dozens of skills in STEM. Once FIRST reveals the game, we have six weeks to design, prototype, build, and test a robot to compete against other teams from across the globe for a spot at the world championships.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Here at Team 533, we have a dedicated student base that gives it their all no matter what comes their way, led by a talented female-headed student board. Not to mention the Team has some incredibly skilled Mentors and Advisors who are happy to guide the way, and having a parent Coalition to support us never hurts.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
In today's world, we know that every kid learns differently. On our team, we're lucky enough to participate in a program that allows students to learn a variety of interpersonal, technical, business, and STEM skills that they bring to life by building a robot and running the team. From there, we challenge our students to pay it forward and put those skills to work in the community as we perform services and outreach.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Sometimes it takes just one person to make a difference, and sometimes it takes a village. The PSIcotics are grateful to have the support of our parents, volunteers, local businesses, elected officials, and complete strangers. We are always looking for new volunteers, mentors, advocates, sponsors, and just people to spread the word!