FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was created in 1989 to promote science, technology, engineering, and math skills among high school students. The organization is a source of opportunity for students and mentors alike who experience the concept of Gracious Professionalism- camaraderie in the heat of competition. In the 2019 season, FIRST plans to offer approximately $80 million in scholarships for graduating students.
Bear Metal 2046 (Tahoma Robotics Club) is a robotics team based out of Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, Washington. Our team consists of students in grades 8-12. We compete in the local, district, and worldwide FIRST Robotics Competition.
Bear Metal, FRC team 2046, strives to develop interest in STEM and business careers, while creating opportunities for students to broaden their educational horizons. Additionally, Bear Metal aspires to prepare members for the workforce by emphasizing personal and professional development.