Our mission is to inspire future leaders and increase opportunities for all students by using robotics to bridge the gaps in STEM education, through peer mentorship in an inclusive and equitable environment.
The King’s High School robotics program serves as an educational community within both King’s Schools as well as FIRST® Robotics. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization that seeks to further education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and provide an environment in which students can grow academically and acquire skills vital to their professional development such as an exceptional work ethic and problem-solving skills. (See more about FIRST.)
The CyberKnights serve as the founding team of King’s Robotics, a group of FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO® League, and FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams. In its endeavor to successfully embody FIRST values and goals, the CyberKnights seek to create a team culture that sustains our community for years to come. From team recruitment, developing student leaders, maintaining a gender-equal team, serving as FIRST ambassadors in outreach, collaborating with each other in a student-lead environment and asking corporations to support us as the next generation of leaders, the CyberKnights strive to be an organization of people impacting the world for FIRST.
Starting in 2009 in FIRST Tech Challenge with eight students, the CyberKnights have inspired over 10% of the K-12 students to participate in FIRST programs. CyberKnights Alumni have gone on to pursue fields in STEM, and return to invest in the program as mentors for our current team. The team continues to develop its members in leadership, collaboration, and communication skills.