Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a student. How can I join?

To join Team 949, please email Julia Santamaria at Try attending a few meetings and learn about FIRST Robotics Competition. See what we do and check if this club is the right fit for you. We really hope it is, as this club is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, STEM experiences available in high school. Visit the “Join Our Team” page for more information.

I’m a parent with a child in the club. How can I help?

We’re very glad that you want to get involved in helping our team. Visit the “Parent Support Resources” page for more information. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.

I’m a company. Why should I support this team?

Our team promotes STEM experiences in High School, facilitating students’ passion in mechanical and software engineering, financial management, and teamwork. We compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, hosted by a worldwide organization that creates challenges for teams to develop, test, and implement a robotic solution in a short amount of time. The result is an intensely fun experience in all things STEM. We also build important life skills like teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence. Standing with us means standing with the next generation of STEM leaders.

I’m a company. How can I support or sponsor this team?

Thank you for choosing to support us. Please visit our “Sponsors and Donations” for more information.

How is Team 949 ran?

Established in 1994, Team 949 has been built upon the principle of student leadership, allowing members to develop greater independence and self-assertiveness. Major decisions are determined by our student board, while finances are managed by our business teams. Our robots and software are solely developed by students. We do have adult mentors that support us in this process, but their task is to guide us from the sidelines. Furthermore, we are a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization; all of our money is raised from holding fundraisers, acquiring sponsors, and applying for grants, which support the cost of materials and equipment needed for the FRC season. As a result of being nonprofit, we are always open to opportunities for companies to support us.