Damien High School
Thank you Damien High School for all you have done for our robotics program. If it were not for the support from Damien High School, none of this would be even possible. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to run our outreach programs (summer camp and VEX IQ) and letting us host our tournaments. Your endless support means so much to the team.
We would like to thank the REC Foundation for everything they do for us. Thank you so much for their endless support in our VEX IQ Middle School Grant program. Thank you for allowing us to host the State championship for California every year.
Thank you Milwaukee tools for providing our teams with toolboxes and any equipment we needed. Thanks to you, we have much bigger toolboxes and useful power tools to help us as we build our robots.
Other Amazing Programs
Damien High School offers a 4-year engineering program, Project Lead the Way (PLTW). It was from this program where our robotics program came from. Damien High School is one of the few high schools in the area to offer a 4-year engineering program to its students.
In order for today’s youth to thrive in a world of computers, green energy, advanced telecommunications, bio-engineering, robotic surgery, and much, much more, the classroom must prepare today’s students for the real-world. Project Lead the Way courses offer just that, by challenging students to create, design, build, discover and explore the world of engineering in the classroom through hands-on, problem-based learning.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. Currently, over 250,000 students in 2,300 high school and middle schools in all 50 states are enrolled in PTLW courses. PLTW is a four-year engineering program that prepares students for the expanding field of engineering, with courses integrating science, technology, engineering, and math.
PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to subjects that they typically would not pursue, and provides them with a strong foundation for achieving their academic goals in any chosen field of study. The PLTW course offerings include three foundation courses (Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Digital Electronics), several specialization courses (Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Biotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architectural, Aerospace Engineering) and a capstone course (Engineering Design and Development). Presently, Damien High School offers Principles of Engineering and Introduction to Engineering Design, with additional courses set to be added to the curriculum over the next few years.
For those students who cannot fit PLTW Engineering courses into their academic schedules, we also offer an after-school Robotics Club, which utilizes the engineering tools to build robots and compete at the local, state and national level.
For more information on Project Lead the Way, visit www.pltwcalifornia.org
For more information on the PLTW program specifically at Damien, visit https://www.damien-hs.edu/apps/pages/computerscience
St. Lucy's High School - Robotics Partnership
We would like to give St. Lucy's High School a special mention for having been part of our program in our past. St. Lucy's partnered with us during the Skyrise season. This partnership lasted all the way until the end of the Starstruck season. We are happy to have had partnered with them for 3 years, being one robotics program. However, we are proud to hear that they have started their very own VEX robotics team after they branched out from us. We are happy to hear we have helped and inspired a high school to start their very own VEX Robotics team and branching out from 6526. Best of luck to 88893A St. Lucy's Robotics!