Started by five aspiring teens looking towards their future, Team 1138 was founded in 2003 to give students an exciting, unique learning experience in science and technology. For the past nine years, the team has grown to over sixty members who are pursuing their college education, becoming the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Through the years, the team has flourished in numbers and experience passing on their knowledge to new entering freshmen. Since the team’s inception, Eagle Engineering has competed in science competitions such as the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC); VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Invention Challenge (JPL). By sharing their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the team has helped to inspire younger students by creating a robotics team at Chaminade Middle School that competes in both the FIRST Lego League Challenge (FLL) and VEX Robotics Competitions (VRC).
In 2007, Eagle Engineering became a member of the President’s Circle, a select group of teams dedicated to help starting rookie teams. Eagle Engineering has helped spark interest in science by starting and mentoring teams around the world. The team started and mentored over 50 around the world, including local schools in California to other states and countries, Hawaii, Missouri, New York, England, New Zealand, and Azerbaijan.
Eagle Engineering also assists two Lego Robotics teams and one Vex Robotics team at Chaminade College Preparatory Middle School. The middle school team has prepared students for transition to the high school team; they have excelled to the #1 Middle School team in the world and won the 2008 VEX Excellence Award. As the result of years of Vex experience, the high school Vex team took home the Amaze award in 2006 and 2008. In 2011 our Vex team took home the Excellence award at the CSUN regional which is the most prominent award given to any team.
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Now in its 13th year, Eagle Engineering has grown from a small team of just five students to a family of seventy. Driven by the need to soar to new heights and levels of success, the team has become an award winning veteran team. In 2006, the team won the FRC Southern California Regional and became division semi-finalists in the FRC National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Afterwards, in 2007, the team won the FRC Purdue Judges award (an award given to teams who have impressed judges across all categories), FRC Inspiration Award (an award given to exemplary role model teams), FTC Inspiration Award (the top award given to role model teams that have shown outstanding leadership and service to the community), and won second place at the CSUN VEX Robotics Competition. Then, in 2008, the team won the FRC Hawaii Judges Award, third place for JPL’s inventor challenge, and the Amaze Award for the CSUN VEX competition (an award given to a team whose robot had an innovative and efficient design).
In both 2009 and 2011, Eagle engineering won the FRC LA Chairman’s Award (FIRST Robotics Competition’s most prestigious award). This award honors the team that best represents a model for other FRC teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
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