Who are The Mechanical Bulls?

Smithtown Robotics is a group of students, mentors, and parents from Smithtown, New York who are dedicated to spreading the message of FIRST within our community. The team was founded in September 2001, and in every winter since, has competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition under the identification number 810. Each January, we receive a game. Then, in six and a half weeks, we have to design, engineer, construct, and program a robot that can outperform other teams’ robots in this game. Each March, we participate in competitions, traveling sometimes several states away to compete! The team is open to all high school students in the area. Email [email protected] if you would like to become a Mechanical Bull!


What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The acronym was created in America in the 1990’s to emphasize the importance of these subjects in both students’ and the country’s success. FIRST and the teams within it aim to spread the message that STEM careers are exciting, engaging and full of opportunity. Learn more…