“Our mission is to create interest, involvement, and understanding of engineering and technology. We encourage critical thinking, creativity, and diligence to achieve tasks, and strive to work together to overcome challenges. We endeavor to promote the development of real-world skills through hands on experience in the engineering and design process, teaching and training, involvement in a team-based organization, and public presentations.”
Who Are We?
We are a group of highly motivated Billerica Memorial High School students who, with the help of generous mentors, are seeking to educate ourselves through hands-on, direct experience in the disciplines of engineering: mechanical and electrical, and motion control software. Our team operates as a small business, giving us insight into fields such as marketing, sales, accounting, and media production, with an added emphasis on personal integrity and a smart work ethic. We are counting on these experiences to help us select a career path that will enrich our lives and the lives of those around us.
The Start of Our Journey
Our FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team, Team 4909 started when Mr. Murphy, the new principal for the 2013-14 school year, had some new ideas for the school. One of his ideas was to found a robotics team. He had previously worked at Windham high school, home to team 3467, the Windham Windup, an FRC team. In order to start up our robotics team, he asked two teachers in particular to help: Mr. Beckford and Mr. Flood. They had no clue what to do or how to do it, but they accepted the challenge....