RoboBees

The RoboBees - FIRST Team 836

The RoboBees, FIRST team 836, is a robotics team located in St. Mary's County, Maryland. FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor and engineer Dean Kamen in 1989. A few years later, The RoboBees were created in 2001 by Mr. David Buddenbohn, a teacher at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.

Since then we have grown into an incredibly diverse and unique student body who comes from seven different schools as well as home schooled students. Being located near PAX River Naval Air Station, engineering permeates our local culture. This is shown in full by the fact that our mentor base is composed of engineers, scientists, mathematicians who work for local defense contractors or PAX itself.

The RoboBees have always been extensively engaged in outreach within our community. This past season, we provided assistance to our sister team, FRC 3650 (The Electric Eagles from North Point High School). We also participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Christmas in April, various food drives, and other local community service events. The RoboBees are a dynamic team, constantly seeking out new tasks and opportunity's to take part in.