Who We Are
Team SPORK is a high school robotics team located at Pine Lake Preparatory in Mooresville, North Carolina that competes in the FIRST Robotics Challenge. We are given six weeks to build a robot from scratch under strict rules and limited resources. Each year, we have the unique opportunity to compete in an original game with similar teams within our state and even around the world! FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. This program was created by Dean Kamen in 1992, starting with only 28 teams and growing to almost 8,000 teams around the world today! We started our FRC team in 2010, and competed with a robot named Bubbles that year. This past year, the 2017-2018 season, we competed in the PowerUp Challenge with a robot named SuperSPORK64!
This year is Team SPORK’s tenth season! We have performed countless outreach hours, both in our state and internationally in India, supported FLL and FRC teams, and won many awards in competition. We are excited to BLAST OFF into this year’s season, “Into Orbit”, and are looking forward to a great season together. Thank you for your interest in our team!
It Can Wait
Team SPORK has partnered with #itcanwait, an organization created to stop distracted driving. It is important to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and help save the lives of innocent people. The majority of the population disapproves distracted driving but people still continue to use their cellphones while on the road. We encourage everyone to take the pledge and make the change now.
Team SPORK would like to give a big thanks to our premium sponsors for joining us in AT&T’s It Can Wait Campaign against texting while driving! A full list of Team SPORK’s campaign partners can be found here.