WHO ARE WE
We are the Atom Smashers Robotics Team from Esquimalt High School, Greater Victoria School District #61. Our team strives to learn, develop skills, and explore topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our goals are to engineer, design, build, program and operate a successful FIRST robot that meets the challenge of the problem set out for us. Success is measured in each member of the team gaining the ability to problem solve individually and as a unit in addition to being able to explain their learning path through this adventure.
This season we have helped start a new FTC team, and are focusing on diversity and inclusion goals - we have an all-female mentorship team, and have tripled our female membership this year compared to last year. Our focus is on supporting our team members to "BE ANYTHING", within the STEM realm or beyond.
Our team started with the opportunity to compete in the 2018 FIRST Robotics Canadian Pacific Regional held at the Save On Memorial Centre in Victoria British Columbia. We won the Rookie All-Star Award in 2018 for our build, perseverance, and all-around FIRST ideals that we have demonstrated as a team. Through that success, we were given the opportunity to compete at the 2018 Houston World Championships. Our team has continued to compete at the regional competition in Victoria and take away a lot of knowledge and important experience from these events. We competed for the third time in 2020 and won silver at the regional championships. We then participated in the FTC and FRC in 2021 which gave us plenty of experience for our 2021 season. In our 2022 season, we were the winning alliance at regionals for FTC, and won innovation in control in the Regionals for FRC.