An Irvine robotics team is building more than robots – it’s building champions. So far in 2022, Team Code Orange has won two regional events and was a finalist at the FIRST Championship, one of the largest robotic competitions in the world. Now it’s preparing for a new season.
“I love seeing the team come together under a common goal,” says Jolin Tsai, team president. The team of over 40 high school students works out of Lasergraphics, an Irvine engineering firm. Members raise money by seeking sponsorships from local companies and by writing grant applications. They also do volunteer work.
“You meet friends with the same interest and mentors with STEM careers,” says Northwood High student Keyur Joshi, who has competed in robotics since fourth grade. “Code Orange is a community.” Interested? Learn more at teamcodeorange.com.