FIRST is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics Competitions
In 2011, Dr. Lillian Lazo and Mrs. Heidi Pagani started the Central Valley's first FTC team here at Beyer High School. By the next year, Heidi had begun teaching a Robotics class and an FRC team was created. In 2013, we had a secondary Robotics program, two Programming and Engineering courses, and another FTC team. The FTC teams are now led by Mrs. Charity Loche and Heidi, who also leads the FRC team. Dr. Lazo oversees the project with the principal, Mr. Dan Park. The Robotics I class is currently being taught by Mrs. Charity Loche and the Robotics II Course Is being taught by Mrs. Heidi Pagani and the ANSI C class is being taught by Dr. Lillian Lazo.
About UsFred C Beyer High has two FTC teams, or FIRST Technical Challenge, and one FRC team, or 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!