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Within the past several months, we have received email from people all around the world asking for more information about FIRST, Vex, and more. (Some of these emails came from as far as Florida, Idaho, Great Britain, Malaysia, and the Philippines.) We will read all email sent to our team, and we try to make a great effort to respond to as much of the email as possible with the resources available.
All email addresses have been embedded into images to prevent "spambots" from sending copious amounts of unsolicited email to our team members and mentors.
Head Coach - Bryan Ragaini
Gus Robotics Team 228 was founded in 1999 to bring the excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students from Meriden, CT. Since then, our program has grown into a nationally-recognized robotics team for students from five different high schools in Meriden and Wallingford, CT.
Through our involvement in FRC and VRC, we introduce and inspire students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Mentors from a wide variety of fields including teaching, engineering (mechanical, electrical, robotics), computer science, machinists, technicians, business executives and more, teach students relevant real-world experience and applications.
We've also built strong relationships with our local school district, businesses and organizations to help provide our students the best possible experience; these sponsors are crucial to our long-term success.
Recent graduates from our program have won over quarter million dollars in scholarships, and have gone onto a variety of careers in STEM fields.