The Destrehan High School robotics team was established in 2009 to inspire young people’s interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The team was formed as part of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a multi-national nonprofit organization that aspires to make STEM as cool for young people as sporting events are today.

Each year, the students work with engineers to design and build a robot that they compete with in the FRC® (FIRST® Robotics Competition) Program. The Wildcat Robotics team is committed to developing and supporting new FIRST® Robotics teams in our area. The program provides real-life experiences and problem-solving opportunities that develop the STEM skills needed in young people, in order to ensure the future vitality of our community.

Wildcat Robotics is operated as an afterschool program and is entirely self-funded by student fundraising, and through community and corporate sponsorship.

Today’s competitors. Tomorrow’s engineers.

It’s a competitive spirit to rival any popular ball game. A FIRST® Robotics Competition draws team members together to strategize and work cooperatively to defeat international competitors and rise in the ranks to the World Championships.

The competitive atmosphere requires students to use skill sets in design, engineering, electronics, computer technology, troubleshooting, and teamwork.

Wildcat Robotics has worked for years to experience the World Championship competition.

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