We're not just pretty faces!
The Techno Guards members are very proud of our team, it's accomplishments, and our goals. We believe in several basic core values, all of which are embraced by FIRST. We are very glad to be ambassadors of FIRST in our interactions with our community and the world.
Our Mission Statement
The Techno Guards mission is
...to promote the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math within the community and the area's youth through teamwork, leadership, community involvement, and a drive for excellence in the FIRST robotics program.
The team's objectives
The Techno Guards have defined some objectives for the team to strive to accomplish:
- Inform and excite the public about FIRST
- Mentor and support new and existing FLL & FTC teams
- Spearhead robotics clubs, classes, workshops & STEM programs for kids in our area - focusing on economically disadvantaged students
- Connect with engineering professionals, local businesses & politicians at all levels and encourage their involvement in FIRST
- Have Fun!
The Techno Guards have a history of being recognized for our accomplishments.
- 2011 - California State Senate- Certificate of Recognition
- 2010 - California State Assembly- Certificate of Recognition
- 2010 - Placer County Supervisor's Commendation
- 2009 - City of Auburn - Commendation
- 2010 - National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Commendation Award
- 2010-2011 - Placer County Youth Commission - Ambassadors for FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Tech Challenge competitions:
- 2010 (Get Over It!) - World Championships - Innovate Award Finalist, Design Award Finalist, Inspire Award Finalist
- 2010 (Get Over It!) - NorCal Regional Championship - Inspire Award
- 2010 (Get Over It!) - NorCal Regional Championship - Finalist Alliance
- 2009 (Hot Shot!) - World Championship - Innovate Award Nominee
- 2009 (Hot Shot!) - NorCal Regional Championship - Inspire Award
- 2009 (Hot Shot!) - NorCal Regional Championship - Alliance #1 Captain
- 2008 (Face Off) - World Championship - Innovate Award
- 2008 (Face Off) - NorCal Regional Championship - Inspire Award
- 2008 (Face Off) - NorCal Regional Championship - Finalist Alliance