What is Team MAX?
Team MAX is a FIRST Robotics Competition team based in Wolcott, CT, founded in 2003. In addition to numerous local initiatives, Team MAX members have traveled across the world to spread STEM. Because of this plethora of efforts, our team has won at least one award every year since 2010, including the most prestigious FIRST Impact Award on multiple occasions.
Since our founding in 2003, we have won more than 25 awards at official events, including ten blue banners. Some notable are three Event Winner awards, six are Chairman's/FIRST Impact Awards, a Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, an Engineering Inspiration Award, and a Dean's List Finalist Award.
We consistently operate more than ten robotics teams for younger students in Wolcott, and assist teams outside of Wolcott as well.
Team MAX has an abundance of outreach initiatives designed to spread the word of STEM around the globe. We operate Let's Make Stuff, a monthly program offering students the chance to construct science projects, such as circuits and terrariums. Science Splash is a biannual week long event offered at each of our local elementary schools, providing students the chance to conduct experiments like bases and acids and reaction time. Our work with the People Investing in People Foundation connects team members with students in Nigeria and introduces technological concepts to the classroom there.