We, FRC 7902: Markham FireBirds are a robotics team which does not exist solely to build robots. Our mission is to create and support a network of discovery and learning in regards to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) through robotics. With our affiliation to FIRST, we aim to expose students and community members to engineering, programming, business, and other rapidly-changing fields, equipping them with the skills they need to excel and innovate in the modern workforce. This goes beyond just our members, to younger students and the wider community.
Uniquely, our program transcends municipal borders to bring our mission over a great geographic area. While we are based out of Markham, we extend our reach to neighbouring municipalities. Currently, we have members from Stouffville and Richmond Hill, where not every student has access to robotics. FRC 7902 will welcome any high school student who is enthusiastic about STEAM or business and is willing to put in a little effort.