“Rambotics” (Team 1583) are from Ridge View Academy in Watkins, Colorado. This all boys team from a correctional facility has something to prove to themselves and their community.
Members of the team have shown great passion for science and technology by battling through obstacles to get to the robotics competitions. Coach Russell Burchill was the Applied Tech Instructor at Ridge View Academy for the 2008 competition.
Rambotics Team website: http://www.ridgeviewacademy.com/rva/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=274879
What Rambotics say about FIRST
“It engages and enlists. It’s as exciting as sports and entertainment. That’s engaging. Here’s a new, potential future for you. Here’s a career you haven’t thought about, and now that I’ve said that, let me prove it to you. Let’s actually do something.”
Chuck Brant, mentor, Rambotics Team, Watkins, CO
“We walked away and thought to ourselves, this is probably the most powerful thing we had ever seen as a group of teachers.”
Russell Burchill, coach, Rambotics Team, Watkins, CO