Team hopes to soar in robotics event

Written by Patricia Villers - Special to the Weekly on March 21, 2008

  SHELTON - The Gaelhawks are ready to fly.   The 35 students on the Shelton High School Robotics Team 230, accompanied by advisers and mentors, were set to leave this morning for the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  There they will take part in the regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition.  Inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST in 1989 to... Read More

Shelton robotics team heads for La.

Written by Patricia Villers, New Haven Register Staff on March 21, 2008

SHELTON The Gaelhawks flew to second place in last weekends regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition in Hartford. The 35 members of the Shelton High School Robotics Team 230 and their advisers and mentors commuted for three days to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to compete with 61 other teams. The mentors include volunteers who work... Read More

Team 230 Goes into FIRST Overdrive

Team 230 Goes into FIRST Overdrive Written by Leann Misencik on January 05, 2008

Saturday, January 5th marked the beginning of a new robotics season. At ten in the morning, the Gaelhawks met at Shelton High School to anxiously await the release of the new game. Finally, the live webcast began, and teams all over the world watched the unveiling of this year?s competition. The game for this season is called ?FIRST Overdrive?. The object of the match is to race counterclockwise... Read More

Team Kickoff

Team Kickoff Written by Emily Spoldi on October 24, 2007

On October 24, Team 230 brought together all team members, both returning and rookie, as well as their parents for the official team kickoff meeting. Team advisor and SHS Physics teacher Louis Schmecker began by introducing the important adults on the team, from fellow teachers to mentors that dedicate their time to help the team. Many of these mentors are parents of past and present team members. During... Read More

FIRST Lego League: Power Puzzle

FIRST Lego League: Power Puzzle Written by T.J. Lipscomb on December 08, 2007

The SIS Thundering Tigers, the FIRST Lego League team mentored by the Gaelhawks, has just completed another very successful season. This year, the team tackled the 2007 challenge, named Power Puzzle. As this name suggests, the goal this year was expanding awareness about cleaner, more efficient energy. This was reflected in the missions, where the... Read More

Future Engineers?

Future Engineers? Written by Shelton Weekly on January 04, 2008

Submitted photo The Shelton Intermediate School 'Thundering Tigers' participated in the FIRST LEG0 League competition and had a great season.  The FIRST LEGO League is a global robotics program with a mission to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.  The team embarks on a challenge based on current, real-world issues.  Each team designs, builds, tests and programs a Lego MINDSTORM... Read More

Diversity Day: Poor Weather but Sunny Personalities

Written by Lisa Lawrence on September 15, 2007

Diversity Day is a well cultured event; it celebrates different customs and languages, and shares diversity among everyone through fun game and booths. The Shelton High School Robotics team has been volunteering at this event for the several years now, and we love it. Not only does the team volunteer and have fun, but it is their way of showing their gratitude to Pitney Bowes, one of... Read More