Roaring Riptide: FRC Team 4118 was founded in 2011 at PK Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida. Our high-school robotics team has competed every year in Florida regional competitions and our performance has improved with each year. During the 2015 competition season, our team won the highly competitive Orlando Florida Regional Competition and advanced to the World Championship in St. Louis. In addition to working with alliance partners to win the competition, Roaring Riptide demonstrated our commitment to others by providing assistance and parts to help another team get their robot back in action. Our service to others earned us the highly prestigious Gracious Professionalism Award.
Roaring Riptide strives to inspire young people to be leaders by engaging them in exciting hands-on programs that build STEM expertise and encourage innovation. Our students work to raise awareness and excitement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with local and national outreach efforts so that others may have similar opportunities. Our outreach fosters acquisition of well-rounded life skills including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Each year we look to build stronger relationships with our sponsors to help with building competitive robots and promoting STEM education in our community .