Welcome to Skunkworks Robotics

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Skunkworks Robotics is affliated with Aviation High School, located in Des Moines, Washington. We are registered as Team 1983 with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Our name, Skunkworks, is inspired by Lockheed Martin’s top secret Skunk Works program, where the company designed many incredible aircraft such as the SR-71. We are now in to our seventh year as a team and have grown and improved with each year.

While robotics is our passion, the Skunks recognize that FIRST calls upon them to do more than just build robots. Through Skunkworks Robotics, the Skunks are active in schools, their community, and with other FIRST teams. By encouraging students to pursue education and employment in STEM fields, FIRST works to preserve our region's economic strength and advance our global competitiveness.

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What is FIRST Robotics?

FIRSTFIRST Robotics is an international organization dedicated to promoting engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in high school communities through robotics competitions. For more information about FIRST visit our About FIRST page or the FIRST website.

No Summer off for the Skunks

Einstein FinaleThe Skunks had a very good showing at the championships in St. Louis. Our robot and team performed wonderfully, going undefeated through three days of qualifying matches. The Skunks had a wonderful party to end our very successful season and say good bye to our seniors. We are now out of school, but have a full summer of events and workshops to keep us busy. Keep track of our team by reading our Blog, Twitter, Events, and News pages.

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