Who We Are
Klein Bots Mission Statement
“To provide youth with the opportunity to grow into tomorrow’s leading engineers and scientists. To create a warm environment where seeds of teamwork and professionalism are sown and nurtured. To encourage members of our team to remain involved with their community, sharing their knowledge while gaining real-world experience.”
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3735, nicknamed Klein Bots, is a robotics team from Klein, Texas on the northwest side of Houston. Founded in 2011, Klein Bots compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which involves teams building a full-scale, fully operational robot to complete a task and pitting it against other robots from around the world. This year we competed at the San Antonio, Dallas, and Lone Star Regional Competitions during the season. We also for the second time, competed at the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. During the off-season we attend the Texas Robotics Invitational, Texas Robot Roundup, and Houston Robot Remix . At Klein Bots, we don’t just create robots for competition, but create and develop the elite engineers of the future.
FIRST is an organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire young people in the fields of science and technology. FIRST holds the annual FIRST Robotics Competition that we compete in. Along with FIRST Robotics competition, FIRST also hosts the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions for students in 7th through 12th grade, the FIRST Lego League (FLL) for students in 4th through 8th grade, and the Junior FIRST Lego League (JFLL) for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. As The Klein Bots continue to grow and receive additional support from the private sector and Klein Independent School District, it is our goal to establish FIRST teams in the intermediate and elementary schools in KISD. More information on the FIRST program can be accessed at firstinspires.org
Competing in FRC is an highly cost intensive and time intensive venture. As mentioned in the paragraph above, Team 3735 would like to establish more FIRST teams for younger students to experience. In order to meet this goal, along with goals of building a highly competitive robot and serving the community, Klein Bots are actively seeking out sponsorship from both local businesses in the northwest Houston area and from corporations from around Texas and the world. Sponsorship information can be accessed on the Sponsors page. If monetary sponsorship are not a possibility for a business, mentorships are available to contribute to the team. Mentors are the backbone of FIRST Robotics Competition. Without talented and dedicated mentors, the entire organization would not be possible. We are immensely grateful for our wonderful mentors. Information to join the team as a mentor can be accessed in the Join The Team page.
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