Team 2898, The Flying Hedgehogs, is a high school FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team that teaches students real-world engineering and business skills through annual robotics challenges. We are housed at the Capital Center in Beaverton, Oregon and based out of Beaverton School District magnet schools, SST (The School of Science and Technology) and HS2 (Health and Science School).
We pride ourselves on being a heavily student-driven program with opportunities and challenges for students of all interests. Our team members receive guidance from team mentors and coaches, but our robots are entirely student designed, built, and programmed.
The Flying Hedgehogs also organize numerous outreach and educational activities. Our team strives to promote science and make a lasting impact in our community. From teaching engineering summer camps to giving demonstrations at events throughout the year, we are constantly taking steps towards expanding the influence of STEM education.
FIRST and FRC
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization that teaches engineering skills to students through multiple levels of design challenges. The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the highest level of robotics competition that FIRST offers. Each year, FRC students have 6 weeks to design and build a fully functioning robot based on the challenge for that year.
Along with teaching practical skills in STEM and business subjects, FIRST promotes teamwork and collaboration, coining phrases such as "Gracious Professionalism" and "Co-opertition." More information about FIRST can be found at their official site, firstinspires.org.