Steel Dragons Robotics 2022

*Steel Dragons Robotics is part of Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, which is part of the Pittsburgh Public School District.

Summary: The Steel Dragons was founded in 1998 as the first robotics team at Allderdice High School, offering access to the STEM fields to all students, regardless of background or economic status. Each year, the team designs, constructs, and programs a robot from scratch and enters it into the largest high school robotics competition in the world.

Current Activities: The team kicks off each year in September, recruiting new members and beginning periodic meetings. Then, during the winter season, the team meets every day after school in a lab, typically for 4 to 5 hours, where we split up into sub-teams and work to design, build, and program a robot and other assorted projects.

Then, during the spring and summer, we enter into various competitions including the Pittsburgh regional of the FIRST Robotics Competition, held at the California University of Pennsylvania, with about 45 other teams. During January, February, and March, the team often spends close to 40 hours per week together preparing for the competitions.

In 2021, we held our season online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, we had an excellent season and even won an award for the first time in a decade. We are looking forward to returning in person for 2022!

Diversity: Allderdice's enrollment is 1,500 students, of which over 50% are minorities and 41% are eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch programs. Our team’s goal is to provide access to excellent STEM education to all these students.

Your monetary donation can pay for:

$100+          ...various, important, small robot parts like nuts, bolts, and brackets.

$500+ engineering tools and electronics like drills, motors, and wiring parts.

$1,000+      ...large robot parts like metal framing, and large toolsets.

$2,500+      ...tons of necessary parts, tools, competition fees, and mentorship costs.

$5,000+      ...every student on the team to attend an entire robotics competition!


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