We are a FIRST Robotics Competition team operating out of the East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Originally known as Wando Advanced Robotics, our team was founded in 2012 and competed in FRC officially for the first time in 2013. Beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, our team has rebranded as Phoenix. Throughout the year, our team's members learn and apply advanced skills in design, fabrication, programming, and other areas while creating robots that compete at a high level.
Our team competes in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), an annual contest in which participating teams work throughout a six-week season to build and program a robot for a unique game. Through participation in FRC, students gain relevant experiences in engineering and programming with mentorship from industry professionals and develop vital skills in communication and leadership. Each year, our team competes in regional competitions across the Southeast, with the ultimate goal of qualifying for and competing in the World Championships in April.Visit FIRST
As a nonprofit organization, Phoenix relies on corporate sponsorships to support and grow our team. Our sponsors are vital in covering robot and operational costs, as well as helping to support our travel and competition expenses. Sponsors are featured on several team materials, including our robot, merchandise, and competition pit. We welcome and appreciate support of all kinds, including monetary donations and in-kind support. All donations to our organization are tax-deductible.