The focus of the Lightning Robotics team is to provide the opportunity to students at Legacy High School interested in STEM to gain practical and hands-on experience with robotics through the FIRST competition. We seek to develop science, engineering, and technological skills while developing the people and management skills that students will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Lightning Robotics team was founded to provide an opportunity for students at Legacy High School and in the Adams 12 district to compete in the FIRST robotics competition. It has been immensely successful in that regard; many people have joined and spoken how much they value the opportunity.
Lightning Robotics Team 5763 was initiated in the winter of 2014. The team consists of 23 members with 15 males and 8 females. In addition, the team holds three mentors, one of which is a math teacher at Legacy High School.