Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

North Salem High School’s TechWise Guys is a robotics team that creates and engineers robots within strict specifications to meet a performance challenge.

The TechWise Guys utilize their problem solving skills as they prepare for these challenges. The team is currently preparing to compete in the First Tech Challenge and will attend two qualifying tournaments this month.

In the below photos, students are testing their autonomous coding and determining how they need to physically adjust the size and function of their robot to meet tournament specifications. During this process, creative and critical thinking are essential, as is persistence and learning from what does not work.