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Rumble in the Roads

    Team 836, The RoboBees returned to Rumble in the Roads, held at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia on November 4, 2017. Rumble is an off season event held each fall and they play the game from the previous season. A total of 28 teams competed at the event… Read More »Rumble in the Roads

    SOMD STEM Festival

      The RoboBees team 389 attended the St. Mary’s County Public Schools STEM Festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds to help promote STEM in the community. The FTC team demonstrated their robot by explaining how it operated and giving kids the chance to drive. There was also the option to… Read More »SOMD STEM Festival

      U.S. National Oyster Festival

        The RoboBees FRC team 836 attended the 52nd annual U.S. Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County on October 21st and 22nd. The team provided two bouncy houses and a bouncy slide serving as a kids zone for the younger attendees to enjoy. Along with bouncing fun, kids were given the… Read More »U.S. National Oyster Festival

        St. Mary’s County Fair

          On September 22, 2017 from 9 to 1, The RoboBees attended the St. Mary’s County Fair and had robot demonstrations in the pavilion. Both the 2016, and 2017 FRC robots, along with an offseason  FTC robot with tank treads were on hand for the kids to see in action. Young… Read More »St. Mary’s County Fair

          2017-2018 Open Enrollment

            Updated: 5/30 9:47PM If you were unable to make the open enrollment night but would still like to participate in any of our programs, please fill out the enrollment forms and email them to On Tuesday May 30th, growingSTEMS and The RoboBees are holding open enrollment for the 2017-2018 season.… Read More »2017-2018 Open Enrollment

            Battle of the Bees

              On March 13, 2017 The RoboBees FTC team, Team 389, hosted the first FTC off-season event in Southern Maryland at the Stachelczyk STEM Center in Hollywood, MD. This event, called the Battle of the Bees, is an event that the teams intend to repeat in the future. Over 30 people,… Read More »Battle of the Bees

              The RoboBees Partner with The Friends of the Library and Rotary to Support Books for International Goodwill

                On Sunday, March 26, 2017 The RoboBees helped the St. Mary’s County Public Libraries and The Rotary Club of Lexington Park to pack up the more than 48,000 books which are being donated to Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G). Books for International Goodwill is an organization that, for 17 years… Read More »The RoboBees Partner with The Friends of the Library and Rotary to Support Books for International Goodwill

                Northern Maryland District

                  The RoboBees attended the FIRST Robotics Northern Maryland District event in Owings Mills, Maryland on March 17-19. There were 39 teams in attendance and each were scheduled in 17 qualifying matches for a total of 78 matches. The RoboBees won 12 and lost 5 of their qualification matches leaving them… Read More »Northern Maryland District

                  Southwest Virginia District

                    Team 836, The RoboBees, attended the FIRST Southwest Virginia District event which was held during week one of the competitive season. A total of 38 teams competed at the event held at Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, Virginia on March 3-5. Originally scheduled for 12 qualifying matches per team, that… Read More »Southwest Virginia District