The TechHOUNDS strive to provide an innovative, team-based experience that fosters appreciation and love for STEM through robotics, outreach, and strong team-community relationships, all while developing the technical and communication skills vital in the modern world.
Within TechHOUNDS, there are 6 divisions to split up the work. Each of these divisions play their own special part to make the team work like a well-oiled machine.
“Robot Ops is the primary mechanical division of the team. The division is responsible for brainstorming, prototyping, CADing, and developing the final robots used during each competition season.”
“Programming and Electrical brings the robot to life by writing the code and building the electrical systems that allow it to operate. This division allows students to integrate the software.”
“IT is responsible for designing and creating the TechHOUNDS website every year, in addition to developing novel scouting and analysis software for match strategy, which is available to all FIRST teams.”
“Construction is responsible for building a complete field specific to each year's game, and the "pit" for robot storage and repair, in addition to supporting mechanical outreach building programs.”
“PR is responsible for designing and producing our newsletters, t-shirts, locker signs and maintaining sponsor communications thus presenting a professional image to our school and community.”
TechHOUNDS hosts the Chairs of A Different Color event every year to spread awareness about FIRST. Kids and adults alike come and enjoy themselves, while they choose the best chair!
TechFEST is one of our most visited workshops. We spread awareness about FIRST and STEM, all while teaching the kids and having fun. This workshop encourages everyone of all ages to explore STEM.
WTW, or Women In Technology, is a workshop that our team hosts for girls going into middle school. This workshop raises awareness about STEM and encourages women to enter the field of STEM.
As the name suggests, this camp hosted by TechHOUNDS promotes STEM through several fun activities. This includes crtical thinking games and practical experience to spread the word of STEM.