Welcome to Skunk Works Robotics

Skunk Works Robotics is affiliated with Raisbeck Aviation High School, located in Seattle, Washington. We are registered as Team 1983 with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Our name, Skunk Works, is inspired by Lockheed Martin’s top secret Skunk Works program, where the company designed many incredible aircraft such as the SR-71. We are now in to our eighth year as a team and have grown and improved with each year.

While robotics is our passion, the Skunks recognize that FIRST calls upon them to do more than just build robots. Through Skunk Works Robotics, the Skunks are active in schools, their community, and with other FIRST teams. By encouraging students to pursue education and employment in STEM fields, FIRST works to preserve our region's economic strength and advance our global competitiveness.

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What is FIRST Robotics?

FIRSTFIRST Robotics is an international organization dedicated to promoting engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in high school communities through robotics competitions. For more information about FIRST visit our About FIRST page or the FIRST website.


Student Inspiralation on Skunk Works

Skunk Works's flagship guiding philosophy is called Inspiralation. It is a spiraling process of investing in new students by experiencing the spark of FIRST excitement, resulting in student inspiration. We engage that student in the structure of the team, leading them to be motivated and confident in themselves to a point where they will continue the process by inspiring their parents and other students. This process spreads from person to person, creating a ever-expanding spiral of people who are impacted by FIRST.

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