Team 6636 is Jamaica Gateway of Sciences High School’s FIRST Robotics Team. We are located at 167-01 Gothic Drive, Jamaica, New York. From October 31, 2016 to the beginning of the Qualifying Rounds of a FIRST Robotics Competition, we have been working non-stop everyday after-school. We even work during vacations. The home of this team is Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School, where STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) is utilized throughout the lives of its students daily.
Our team started in 2014 as an after school club. Back then, we didn't compete in any official competitions, but we learned a lot about each other and teamwork through various fundraising activities, team-building exercises, and planning.
We officially registered for FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) in 2016 and got our team number 6636. In 2017, we competed in the Hudson Valley Regional in Suffern, NY. We learned A LOT during that season.
Team 6636 has grown from a small team of less than 10 people, to a staggering roster of 40 members in only one year. We have members from a variety of countries such as Guyana, Bangladesh, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Jamaica, different European countries, and so much more! Our team is learning more and more throughout the year about each other, teamwork, and important life skills. We continue to strive for greatness and improvement, and doing so will help us have an even better robotics season every year.
Ironically, our team name is the Full Metal Beavers, however our robots are mostly made of non-metal materials! -_-