Rancho Bernardo High School’s (RBHS) Team Σ-Motion is celebrating its 10th anniversary and another successful year as a FIRST robotics team. The team of 45 students gained hands-on experience by working together to design, build, and code a robot in just six weeks to compete at the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Other notable accomplishments this year include the addition of new mentors to the team to help guide the students as well as the expansion of the team’s community outreach programs, providing free workshops and robot demonstrations to the public. Team members also visit middle and elementary schools in the area, mentoring students in STEM fields and providing guidance and support of lower level robotics programs such as FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge.

Over the past several years, Team Σ-Motion has built a total of seven robots solely for use in competitions. The team has competed in multiple FIRST competitions including Battle at the Border, San Diego Regional, Las Vegas Regional, Inland Empire Regional, and the San Diego County Fair. Team Σ-Motion also continues to be dedicated to promoting student interest in STEM fields in the local community and beyond. Learn more at www.team2658.org.