The Robotics BBHS 5K Virtual Run is being held to support the Bound Brook Robotics Team - Team 56 R.O.B.B.E. The Virtual Run will be held from 11/21/20 through 11/28/20. The entry fee is $35.00. All entrants will receive a custom long sleeve t-shirt and the first 100 entrants will receive a finishers medal. You can run the 5K distance anytime during the week specified above and submit your time via a link that will be emailed to all registrants. All entrants times will be listed on the online results page.
See below for more information about Team 56!
The story begins in 1997 when the suggestion of having a robotics team was mentioned at Ethicon. The idea stuck, and Ethicon began to search for schools in need of a robotics team. Ultimately, Ethicon decided that our town, Bound Brook, NJ, would benefit most from the team they were aiming to create. With only nine members, we became what is now known as Team 56 R.O.B.B.E. In our first full season as a rookie team, we placed third in the Johnson & Johnson Mid-Atlantic Regional and won the Team Spirit Award. Since then, our team has gone on to win countless competitions and awards for Sportsmanship, Innovation in Control Systems, Team Imagery, Judges Awards, and Overall Quality Awards.
At first glance, it would seem as if R.O.B.B.E.’s history is only marked by our competition allocates, but we are a family made of students, alumni, teachers, and mentors that endlessly work to instill the mission of FIRST in all participants. After twenty years, we can proudly say that R.O.B.B.E. has been working hard to better Bound Brook and the surrounding community.
Today we are one of over 70 FRC teams from New Jersey, and one of more than a dozen sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. FIRST, FRC, and R.O.B.B.E. have all grown significantly since 1997. We have developed into a well known and respected FRC teams, but that doesn't mean we don't face challenges. It is not just about our team’s rich history, but also our team’s promising future. We started a new chapter in the story of Team 56, R.O.B.B.E. in the 2014-2015 season with efforts focused on engaging the community. Every now and then we have to stop and take a look at where we came from and what we have achieved over the years to get us to where we are today.
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- Lauren Kowalczyk