Education Through Technology

A Breif introduction to Fred C Beyer High's robotics team and the classes offered here at Beyer High.

In 2011, Dr. Lillian Lazo and Mrs. Heidi Pagani started a FISRT FTC team here at Beyer High School. By the next year, Heidi had begun teaching a robotics class and a FIRST FRC team was created. In 2013, we had a secondary Robotics program, two Programming classes and a engineering class, and another FTC team. The FTC teams are now led by Mrs. Charity Loche and Mrs. Heidi Pagani, who also leads the FRC team. The Robotics I class is currently being taught by Mrs. Charity Loche and the Robotics II class and Robotics III classes are being taught by Mrs. Heidi Pagani and the ANSI C class is being taught by Dr. Lillian Lazo.

About Us

Fred C Beyer High has two FTC teams - FIRST Technical Challenge - and one FRC team - FIRST Robotics Competition. These teams of students and parent/teacher mentors build small to large robots that must complete an annually given challenge. The students must construct the body of the robots, properly set up the wires inside, and program them so it can complete tasks. With mentor and coach guidance, our students use professional power tools and technical computer programs to accomplish great things!

Active in the community!

The Beyer Robotics Team, Iron Patriots

University Partners

We are currently partnerd with the UC Merced School of Engineering, UC Davis Davis C-Stem Center, and the California State University Stanislaus. Together they help our students get a head start in the technological world.


This year in 2016, Beyer Highschool's FRC robotics team won the Engineering Inspiration Award. This award gave the team the opportunity to attend the FIRST robotics world championships in St. Louis, Missouri. The cost of admission and attendence of the championship was completely paid for by NASA and our air faire and food was paid for by Modesto City Schools. The cost of this competition was in the tens of thousands. This was a trip of a lifetime, as the students expirenced the many succsessfull teams and mentors that also attended. There were conferences held that gave students the ability to expand their knowledge of things such as programmming, CAD and CNC, Mechanical design, and especially leadership and team management. There were also a talk done by NASA educating the students the inside look on the building and design of the spacecraft that when into the New Horizons misson that gave us the knowledge we have today about pluto. There was also a talk done by MIT's Launch program. This talk intoduced students into the word of buisiness and the start up industry. These talks showed students that the skill sets they learned through this program can be directly applied to real world engineering and sciences, and also play a major part in the succsess of large companies and buisnesses.

However, this is only the beginning of the journey. The Beyer Robotics team of 4135 Iron Patriots needs your help. We need money and supplies to help these kids to keep being as succsesfull and motivated as they are this year for many years to come. We need funds and equipment. If you are reading this and you are able to make donations of equipment and materials such as: electrical components, tools, 3D printers, 3D printer ink, computers, arduinos and arduino sensors, software licenses, and money!
These donations will greatly help the robotics team with their journey in STEM and leadership!