Team Spyder is the robotics team that represents the Poway High Engineering Academy and
builds robots to compete in competitions like FRC and VEX. But
we’re so much more than that… As a robotics team, we’re
set apart by our commitment to safety, our countless mentorships
and events, and our insistence on simple community involvement.
As members, Spyder's get to learn to program and build robots,
be part of a real business environment, participate in
everything from fairs to local government meetings! If you want to
get involved and help others get involved in STEM (science,
technology, engineering, mathematics), if you want to get real
business experience, if you want to travel to events throughout
the country, if you want to get plenty of college credit and
possibly even some scholarships, or if you just want to build a
robot, Team Spyder is the place for you.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Like FIRST, Team Spyder is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We serve the Underrepresented, Underserved and Vulnerable Youth. Since our inception as a team we have served Hispanics, Latinos, African Americans, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, girls, young women, socio-economically disadvantaged students, first generation in college students, disconnected youth, and youth living in rural or urban areas (such as Ramona and Title 1 students). Through our outreach and on the team, we also serve foster, homeless, immigrant, limited English, students with disabilities, students in special education and LGBTQ+ youth. We reach out to students in special populations beyond our school supporting programs such as the Monarch school and Include Autism.
FRC 2019 Competitions Attending:
FIRST Championship - Houston, TX
Northern Arizona Regional
Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
San Diego Regional
Regional Chairman's Award
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Todd Parr)
FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award (Ethan Champion)
Join Now!Click here to apply for Team Spyder.
We always accept applications, but
there are limited spots on the team.
So apply now!
We support the United States Congress H.R.500 - Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019. Please take a moment and write to your Representatives asking that they support H.R.500, a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of Christa McAuliffe, the astronaut and school teacher who was tragically killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986.
Team Paraguay (mentored by Team Spyder) won the Safety Award and ranked 67 out of 161 at the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge in Mexico City! Team Benin moves onto starting 10 robotics teams in schools across Benin, Africa with help of Team Spyder purchasing 10 robot kits for school curriculum.
Team Spyder 1622 Featured on FIRST Global- We Are The Energy of The Future!