i.am College Track: Boyle Heights Launches Robotics Team

By on April 4, 2018 at 7:02 pm |

i.am College Track: Boyle Heights hosted its first-ever robotics team this year.  Congrats to College Track’s new FIRST Tech Challenge team for a successful first season!

In 2012, will.i.am and the i.am Angel Foundation partnered with College Track to create i.am College Track: Boyle Heights.  The College Track learning center offers underserved students in Boyle Heights access to quality after-school programming, tutoring, STEM activities, college readiness programs and more.  And now, College Track’s students are building robots.

Coached by a former SpaceX engineer, the team of seven students designs, prototypes, tests and refines a robot that competes with other teams during each season’s unique robot game.  Our i.am College Track students learn the fundamentals of engineering, design and robotics while gaining valuable cooperation and teamwork skills.

Check Out the First-Ever i.am College Track Robot, held by Anthony, the Team’s Design Lead: