Located in the garage of the Jenvey House, Presentation Invasion is a club that gives students hands-on experience in the fields of engineering and technology. Together, the team creates and builds robots to enter into competitions hosted by FIRST Robotics.
Walking into the Panther’s Den – Presentation’s Robotics Center – is like walking into a different world. There are students in the workshop, bent over a frame on the front table. In the program office, students crowd around a laptop. One reads instructions from a manual while others desperately punch buttons and type sequences. Though it may seem there is no cohesion to these activities, it all comes together.
The Robotics Team is a participant in FIRST Robotics. FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is a national organization that helps students get involved in engineering, technology, and science. The organization works to increase knowledge and cooperative skills, and it prides itself on the team-building aspect of its competition.