Robotics

Robotics Club is a lively after-school environment where students get to learn about teamwork, hand tool skills, electronics, software, programming, and design—all while having fun and forming close friendships with both peers and mentors. The club competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Meetings are held on Fridays from 3-5 pm from October until the FRC kickoff event, which is held on the first Saturday in January every year. During the kickoff the year’s game is revealed and the official rules and regulations are provided.

At the kickoff, each team is provided a kit of parts with necessary components to a rolling, remote controlled chassis. At this point the students brainstorm the mechanism necessary to complete the task for a given year. Based on their interests and skill set, they are then broken into teams: mechanical, software/programming, electronics, marketing.

The kickoff event marks the beginning of the 6-week build season, in which the team meets formally after school. Different groups may spend longer hours or meet on additional days depending on their progress. It is not unusual to find students in the lab as late as 8 pm or during school vacations! For more information, visit the FIRST Robotics website. For more information about our program, please contact Mr. Soares at lsoares@energytechhs.org, Mr. Petrocelli at lpetrocelli@energytechhs.org, Mr. Morris at dmorris@energytechhs.org, or Ms. Garcia at agarcia@energytechhs.org

Announcements

3/25/20

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children - Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city. Visit 

www.schools.nyc.gov/freemeals 

to learn more and find a location.

3/21/20

Hello new and prospective families! Please email:

admissions@energytechhs.org

if you have any questions regarding enrollment or our waitlist. Stay tuned for more information.

3/20/20

Current students and families: You will receive an email tonight with more information and announcements about remote learning classes, many of which are already live. Please check your Energy Tech accounts.

3/20/20

If you still need a device to do remote classwork complete this survey by end of today, 3/20/20, or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 to request a DOE device. For help setting up free internet, email ebissah@energytechhs.org.

3/18/20

Students: Please call the school (718-472-0536) today to arrange pickup of a device. We will be conducting materials pickup until 1pm, but please call first so that we know to expect you.

3/16/20

Please review the Chancellor's update letter for families here. It contains information about grab-and-go meals, remote learning, and Regional Enrichment Centers. More information coming soon.

3/15/20

NYC Public Schools are closed from 3/16/20-4/20/20. All classes will be delivered online starting on 3/23/20. Students will not report to school starting tomorrow. Please visit NYCDOE website for more information. We will be sharing more information over the next few days. All students are expected to check their E-Tech emails and Google Classroom accounts daily. Please email or text your questions to school accounts.

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