Skunk Works Robotics is a high school 4-H team located in Seattle, Washington. Skunk Works was in need of new furniture to improve their space for students and teachers alike. Green Standards worked with Skunk Works to facilitate in-kind donations from Wells Fargo so the learning focused non-profit could re-allocate their funding to their students rather than spending it on new furniture.
As an independently organized member of the Highline Robotics Alliance it draws its members from high schools throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Registered as Team 1983 with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) their name, Skunk Works, is inspired by Lockheed Martin’s top secret Skunk Works program, where the company designed many famous aircraft such as the SR-71 Blackbird.
Thank you so much for all of the donated furniture! We were previously using the bare minimum but your donations have made our workspace look more organized and feel cozier. In addition to helping us save lots of money, you have helped us be more efficient with our workrooms.”
Trevor Gardner, Co-coach of Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983
About Skunk Works Robotics 1983 Team
Team 1983 Skunk Works Robotics is a participant with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science technology) program. The team is largely composed of students from the Highline School District which provides their facilities.
As a team, they compete at 2-3 district events, a regional event, a district championship, and travel to the world championship every year. In addition to attending competitions, they strive to better their community by inspiring, helping, and mentoring other FTC and FRC middle and high school teams, along with teaching elementary students about LEGO Mindstorms and exposing many children in the area about the benefits of STEM and robotics, along with gracious professionalism.
Skunk Works Robotics’ Mission
To inspire students to succeed as part of the engineering and robotics community, to help prepare students for college and the future, to be graciously professional, and to be a supportive family of FIRST participants.
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