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What is the FRC Glencoe Robotics Team 4488?

Through the organization of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), students from Glencoe Robotics Team, nicknamed Shockwave, will work side by side with professional engineers to design and build a 135lb fully functioning robot from scratch to compete at competitions such as the Oregon Regional.

FIRST Builds Academic Success in Science & Technology:

  • Offering almost $14.8 Million in college scholarships to team members.
  • 88% of FRC alumni went on to college.
  • 70% of FRC alumni reported an increased motivation to do well in school.
  • 80% of schools reported FIRST involvement has led to the creation of new courses and/or integration of robotics instruction into existing classes.

Why is it unique?

A unique varsity Sport for the Mind™ designed to help high-school-aged students discover how interesting and rewarding the lives of engineers and scientists can be.

  • The game rules are a surprise every year.
  • It is a sport where participants interact with and learn from the pros.
  • Designing and building a robot is a fascinating real-world experience.
  • Competing brings participants as much excitement as conventional varsity sports.


Team 4488 Shockwave is proud to present our 2014 robot: Wildfire Reveal Video

Watch our Chairman's video to learn more about the efforts our team has made to engage the youth community and local officials: 4488 Chairman Video

2014 Championship St Louis - World

  • Galileo Division Finalist - Thank you our alliance: teams 1153, 1318, and 1218.
    Number 2 pick at Finals, Number 11 seed at qualifying rounds, out of 100 teams.
  • Number 1 Safety Pit Award

2014 Autodesk PNW FRC Championship

  • Regional Finalist - Thank you our alliance: teams 3393 and 1294.
    Number 1 pick at Finals, Number 3 seed at qualifying rounds.
  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola - Celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.

2014 PNW Wilsonville District

  • District Winner - Thank you our alliance: teams 1425 and 2002.
    Number 1 seed at qualifying rounds.
  • Industrial Design Award - The Industrial Design Award celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge
  • Hard Hat Pin Award - for Safety

2014 PNW Oregon City District

  • Chairman Award winner - The most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
  • District Winner - Thank you our alliance: teams 2471 and 3674.
    Number 1 seed at qualifying rounds.
  • Number 1 Safety Pit Award

The Hillsboro Argus: Oregon Live News.

2013 World Championship

  • Rookie All-Star Award - Celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young, but strong partnership, effort as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology.
  • Number 1 Safety Pit Award

2013 Autodesk Oregon Regional

  • Rookie All-Star Award
  • Highest Rookie Seed - For outstanding robot performance. Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.
  • Number 1 Safety Pit Award
  • Rookie of the Year Awards from Teams Phred 847 and TeraViks 3145
  • Dean's List Finalist to Quentin Luvaas


Go to Glencoe Robotics Team 4488 Google+ page: Shockwave+

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