Our mission is to inspire team members in the areas of robotics, science, technology, entrepreneurship, and media. By doing this, we promote teamwork and creativity, and uphold the ideals and values of FIRST. Our primary team goals include building a robot which will compete effectively in FRC competitions, developing a business plan and securing sponsors, both monetary and in-kind, and submitting projects for FIRST awards. The awards demonstrate that we function effectively as a small business, give back to our communities, and inspire other students throughout the Mounds View School District here in Minnesota by providing hands-on experience in FIRST Robotics.
In 2015, Team 2052 (aka KnightKrawler) consisted of 43 high school students who gained valuable experience and appreciation for engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, and Gracious Professionalism®. 100% of the team’s graduates have reported pursuing science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM) careers. FIRST programs such as KnightKrawler are helping to inspire the next generation of engineers, programmers, and leaders so critical to companies.
The FIRST Robotics Competition program has expanded to 17 countries comprising over 2,700 teams. Over the past 9 years KnightKrawler has grown and evolved to become one of the top competitive teams in the state of Minnesota. During the 2014 season, Team 2052 was Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)/FIRST State Champion, Lake Superior Regional Champion and Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional Champion. They were also proud recipients of the Gracious Professionalism® award at 10,000 Lakes, one of their greatest accomplishments.
Safety Recognition and Awards
We won the Best Pit Safety and the Hard Hat Pin awards at 10,000 Lakes Competition. The Best Pit Safety Award showed how responsible we were while working within our own pit. Winning the Hard Hat Award for our safety program development and safety initiatives.
Industrial Design Award. Robot meets or exceeds the requirements needed to meet the competitions challenges.
Quality Award. The Robot itself is creative in it's own right and it fits well altogether.
Team 2052 proudly presents Maratus Tasmanicus