WHO we are
Our robotics team, known as Brute Force, was founded in 2007. We are an extracurricular competitive team at the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST), Stapleton Campus. DSST is an open-enrollment STEM charter school with a student population of 70% minority and 50% low income, and our accomplishments are impressive. DSST has ranked as the #1 high school in Denver for ACT scores every year while open and 100% of graduates have been accepted to a 4-year college for 10 years running.
Our mission at Brute Force is to inspire high-school students from a variety of backgrounds to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers through experiential projects that foster collaboration and teamwork. Although we enjoy the competition and work to win, we’ve discovered that the journey is the most important. We also seek to branch out our successful robotics program to other schools that do not have robotics programs, and helped begin robotics teams at the DSST Byers Middle School, the DSST Cole High School, and the DSST Green Valley Ranch High School.
Our team embodies the culture of DSST Public Schools, a values-driven organization and a deliberately integrated community, serving students from all walks of life. Our six Core Values are central to our program and to our results. These values are truly embedded in everything we do.
Respect: Appreciating the value of a person or an object through your words, actions and attitude - treating people appropriately with common courtesy.
Responsibility: Able to be trusted and or depended upon to complete tasks, follow directions and own up to your actions.
Integrity: Being truthful, fair and trustworthy in your words and actions - doing as you say and saying as you do.
Courage: Possessing confidence and resolve to take risks and make right decisions in the face of pressure and adverse or unfamiliar circumstances.
Curiosity: Eager to learn, explore and question things to gain a deeper understanding.
Doing Your Best: Putting your best effort into everything you do.
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