Based in Scottsdale, Arizona
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About Us

We are Firebird Robotics, a robotics team at Chaparral High School that participates in the For Inspiration & Recognition in Science & Technology (FIRST) Competitions. FIRST is an organization founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers in the early 1990s dedicated to bringing value of STEM, cooperation, and gracious professionalism.

We have been an active team since our founding in 2009 with roughly 35 members, 10 mentors, and have been in 25 competitions and won 16 awards. Between 2016-2018, we competed in the World Championship and in our second visit in 2017, won the Gracious Professionalism Award. As a team, we try to embrace the values of FIRST and have fun at the same time.​

When you join Firebird Robotics, you don’t just sign up for a team, you sign up for an experience. You sign yourself into the incredible and fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that is a FIRST competition. You sign up to the most dedicated and enthusiastic robotics team you’ll ever see. We’re just a bunch of kids. We’re here to learn. We may just be a high school robotics team, but we’re here to change the world.


Please take some time to explore the rest of our website! You can look at the robots our team has built in previous years, see the awards we’ve won at past competitions, view upcoming events, and more!

Mentors & Leaders

These are some of the many individuals who have significantly contributed to our team.
Mr. Geislinger has been our sponsor teacher for 3 years. He offers expert guidance in all departments (and the occasional pun).

Steve Geislinger

Mentor
Mr. Novotny, the father of a former member of the team, has been a mentor of the mechanical department for 7 years. He helps guide the prototyping and building process for the robot.

Paul Novotny

Mentor
Mr. Sharkey has been our business mentor for 3 years. He also manages our Booster Club and helps to develop the website.

Mike Sharkey

Mentor
Mr. Vogel has served as our finance mentor for the past 2 years. He offers help securing sponsors for the team.

Anthony Vogel

Mentor

Layla F

President

Elvia U.

Vice President

Tate L.

Secretary

Tyler H.

Treasurer

Marlee L.

Head of Mechanical

Ibrahim S.

Head of Electrical

Adam F.

Head of Programming

Grant S.

Head of CADD

Sponsors

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