The Notre Dame Robotics Team encourages girls to explore various STEAM pathways as they build a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The Janksters, also known as FRC Team 1967, focus on maintaining a student-led team and student-built robot with mentors in guiding and supporting roles. The team is made up of four committees: electronics, business, mechanical and programming. This allows girls to explore a variety of facets of engineering and business. The team is open to all interested Notre Dame students regardless of experience.
Questions about joining the robotics team can be directed to the robotics program director, Marta Carrillo via E-mail
The Janksters recently finished competing at the 20th Silicon Valley Regional. During the three days of competition, students worked hard to improve robot performance and cheered on their alliance as Lola (the robot) achieved a record high of six cubes placed in the five foot scale in a two minute match. Other highlights of competition were hosting four other teams at the annual Jankster team social and speaking to the president of FIRST, as well as receiving a recognition for their safety program.
The Janksters are selling custom built wooden locker shelves for $20. To purchase a set, visit the order page.
May 18 -- Robotics Appreciation Night
The Janksters will be wrapping up their year by recognizing the hard work and support from students, mentors, and parents.
August 6-9 -- Robotics Boot Camp
Boot Camp is an opportunity for Notre Dame students to learn more about the Janksters and what the team does. Boot Camp is not a requirement to be on the team, but it is a fun way to get an introduction and meet some of the students on the team.
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