Engineering and Robotics
At Quarry Lane, engineering is part of our DNA. The fundamentals of engineering and design principals are introduced as early as Jr. Kindergarten and incorporated as one of our core curriculum classes by the third grade. With this foundation in engineering knowledge, our students are well-prepared to challenge themselves through our robust engineering and robotics program in our Upper School.
Students interested in pursuing engineering courses and laying a foundation for a degree and/or career in engineering have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of specially designed courses and project work, taught by industry professionals.
Our world-class engineering and robotics program fuels innovation, teamwork, and creativity that wholly prepare our students to become the innovators, thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.
Quarry Lane's award-winning Robotics Program features teams at various levels starting with FLL (FIRST Lego League) for grades 5-6, FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge for ages 12-18), and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition), FTC Team 7419 "Tech Support" represents high level Engineering, Hardware and Software Integration, Project Management, and Business Operations. Competitions and tournaments are held throughout the year, and our programs offer industry-based curriculum, and mentorship.
Events upcoming in 2023-24 Include:
FLL Qualifier Tournament @QLS November 18th, 2023
FTC League Meets @QLS December 10th, January 20th, and February 10th.
FRC Competitions, "FIRST Arizona East Regional", Tempe, March 20-23, 2024; and "FIRST East Bay Regional", April 4-7 2024.
Team 7419 Information:
Website: www.7419tech.com, Social Media Instagram @7419.tech
Sponsorship, Questions, and Information:
Email, Robotics Director, Mr Brian Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Focus on Growth and Mentorship
Quarry Lane participates in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program, a program that emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, and mentorship in addition to developing technical skills. While highly competitive, the FIRST program emphasizes both teaching and learning, and strives to foster important life skills such as confidence, leadership and communication as part of its core mission. This mentor-based approach has aligned well with Quarry Lane’s philosophy and values.
Quarry Lane robotics students have organized and participated in various community outreach and mentorship programs, including workshops with our elementary and preschool students.