Here at Rancocas Valley Robotics, we strive to bring together our members' creativity with the discipline of engineering. Team 87 utilizes the opportunities given by FIRST to introduce our members to the world of STEM. Founded in 1997 by Wayne “Schmitty” Smith, a shop teacher at RV, and Ron Macintosh, a Technology Education teacher at RV, our team has designed and fabricated robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for over 20 years! We believe that "FIRST is the varsity sport of the mind" and we encourage our team members to develop talent in STEM and become the new generation of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Go Diablo!!
FIRST is an international, not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1989 in Manchester, NH. FIRST had goals to inspire younger people to become interested in STEM. The organization currently has four programs that support their goal.