Shaker Robotics was founded in the spring of 2008 as the Shaker Techology Club by a former FRC Team 1726 mentor, a young technology teacher, and two students. By the fall of 2008 the club had grown to 10 student members who decided to compete in the 2009 FIRST robotics competition. Today, the club is known as the Shaker Robotics Team and is comprised of more than 100 student members and numerous parent, college student, and adult mentors.
As a team, our members love building robots; and are always up for a challenge. FIRST Robotics satisfies both passions. Being a part of this team also helps to build leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills that will benefit our students throughout college and future careers. In fact, a recent Brandeis University study shows just how much of an impact participation in a FIRST Robotics program can have on students. FIRST Robotics participants also have access to more than 80 million dollars worth of scholarships at dozens of colleges and universities—funding available only to students participating in FIRST programs. Shaker Robotics believes in the power of this program to inspire young people to be leaders in Science and Technology, and our team takes pride in our passion for our love in robotics and our gracious professionalism that define our members wherever we go.
Throughout the year current team members and veterans reach out to underclassmen and potential mentors to help bring new skills and knowledge to the team. Shaker Robotics explains FIRST Robotics to interested students and teachers at community and school-based events. The team recruits college and parent mentors through online communication channels, as well as demonstrations at local colleges, scouting events, and competitions. We’re proud to report that nearly all of our graduates are either attending college preparing for careers in STEM fields, or working professionals in high-tech industries. Team 2791 alumni are majoring in programs including Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Pre-med, and Pharmacy at universities including UC Berkeley, Colgate University, Clarkson University, Boston University, Cooper Union, Arizona State, SUNY Buffalo, RIT, SUNY Albany…and more!