The Mahwah Robo T-Birds is a team of bright, driven Mahwah High School students that compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition—a worldwide tournament in which high schools from around the world conceive and build their own robot to compete/cooperate in a yearly game. In these competitions, students are tasked with designing, building, testing, and improving a robot in six weeks with minimal help from adults, placing them into a near-perfect simulation of the real-world engineering process. In just the past few years, they have built robots that can shoot balls into different-sized hoops, traverse through different types of obstacles, lift themselves up from the ground, and more.