Local students invited to open houses to find out about Skunk Works Robotics

This week and next week, the Skunk Works Robotics program is having open houses for students interested in participating. They’re based a bit south of West Seattle but have many participants from our area. Here’s the invitation:

Skunk Works Robotics is a competitive robotics team based in the Highline area. It is affiliated with 4-H and accepts members from any school, including homeschoolers. The team utilizes a workspace graciously provided by Highline Public Schools.

The Skunk Works team has been in the Highline area for 16 years and has won numerous awards as part of FIRST Robotics. Skunk Works is looking for new members who want an opportunity to build and utilize their skills in CAD, public speaking, programming, graphic design, statistical analysis, wiring, marketing or parts fabrication to compete at the highest levels of high school robotics. The team functions as a business and students learn marketable skills and teamwork under the supervision of mentors.

Meetings in the fall are twice a week. The team meets 4 days a week and on Saturdays when the competition season begins in January. We are accepting students in grades 8-10 at this time.

Skunk Works will have two open house sessions, September 1st and September 8th. Both will run from 6:30-8 pm. We ask that a parent or guardian attend this meeting as well. Please fill out this Google form and indicate which date you would like to visit.

3 Replies to "Local students invited to open houses to find out about Skunk Works Robotics"

  • Kitcat August 31, 2022 (7:54 am)

    Skunk Works Robotics  is fun and a great learning experience. My kid participated for 3 years learning lifelong skills including teamwork, programming, public speaking and more. I even mentored the team for a few years. Go check out the Open House.

  • Batty August 31, 2022 (10:33 am)

    Thank you for posting this WSB! There are very few after-school Enrichment or Club options right now, so this kind of update is so appreciated. Signed my kiddo up to check out the open house! 

  • Mrs. A August 31, 2022 (11:39 pm)

    My 15-year-old is a programmer on this team and LOVES it. Can’t say enough great things about our mentors – they are kind, supportive and amazingly knowledgeable. Some have been with the team for 10+ years and others were once students and are now working engineers. GO SKUNKWORKS! 🦨 

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