FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology", and teaches students modern STEM skills that include but are not limited to: Engineering/design, programming, CAD, fabrication, and electrical. But most importantly, it teaches students self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, and "Gracious Professionalism". FIRST has over 6000 Teams that compete at competitions across the world, and prepares each dedicated member for a successful career after high school.
Team 2539 never rests at just teaching the curious and ambitious students about STEM, but as far as they can reach around them. Want to find an event, or have an idea for the Krypton Cougars? Tell us about it!
For The Community
The Krypton Cougars performs at multiple community events to make the community more aware of the importance of STEM. This includes community parades and events, such as the annual Palmyra Holiday Parade, or the popular Food Truck Trek event (shown to the right). These sort of events are very helpful for recruitment, making our team well known, and providing opportunities to further STEM education.
Our Team also demonstrates for our sponsors. We will visit their location, and explain how their funding and support has fueled our mission to change the world around us. This includes taking our robots and explaining its features, presenting information about our season, and exploring what our sponsor does for work.