The Knight Riders were created in 2013 at Wheaton High School to give students an opportunity to gain engineering and business skills in a fun and exciting manner.

Students experience engineering as they design, develop, test and deliver a robot which participates in an annually changing game.  Students learn about electricity, electronics, mechanical designs, and computer programming. Other students learn web design, budgeting, marketing, advertising, and fund-raising.  Wheaton students are running an organization with a structure similar to a business.

FIRST Robotics enables students to increase their self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills by providing unique opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. Students apply classroom lessons and develop teamwork and real-world problem-solving skills, as they compete with and against teams from around the world.

Meeting times:

The team meets and works in room 3101. The meeting schedule varies with the time of the season.

September and October: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00.

November and December: Every day; from 2:30 – 4:00

January and February: During this “build season” the team meets every day from 2:30 – 6:00 and every Saturday from 10:00 – 6:00. FIRST teams are subject to a strict timeline to design, develop, build, test and train with a robot that can compete. This aggressive schedule is required in order to accomplish that objective.

March and April: Every day; from 2:30 – 4:00. The regional and national competitions are also in March and April.

Contact Us Here at Richard.E.Scott@mcpsmd.net