RoboHawks Robotics Team
In third through eighth grade, Heschel's FEIT Electric sponsored Robotics team, the RoboHawks, participate in the VEX IQ Robotics League. The students build, compete, and enjoy the challenge of this after school program which promotes team work, collaboration, and mastery. The students participate in competition testing their robot skills, driving skills, and programming skills. The program fosters problem solving and leadership building.
Heschel sixth graders take robotics as part of their curriculum, and have the opportunity to compete in the FIRST LEGO League as part of that program. At the FIRST LEGO League 2018 Los Angeles Championship tournament, Heschel earned first place for their project presentation of a portable light therapy cap to realign the diurnal cycle for people who have alternative work shifts, including the astronauts aboard the International Space Station who experience a sunrise and sunset every 90 minutes as the space craft orbits the Earth. The project has attained a patent pending status and as a result of the team’s exceptional achievements, Heschel will be one of only four teams from the United States competing this spring at the World Festival, an international competition in Uruguay.