Welcome to FIRST Team #1259 Paradigm Shift
Team 1259 Paradigm Shift is a FIRST Robotics team at Pewaukee High School. Paradigm Shift, functioning as a small business, partners with professional instructors, engineers, and business mentors who intern students to solve complex problems through engineering, science, technology, and business principles. Started in 2004, Paradigm Shift is now in its 20th season and stronger than ever as the team continues to grow and thrive while further broadcasting the message of FIRST.
What we do
FIRST Robotics Team #1259 - Paradigm Shift, from Pewaukee High School, is a business and our product is our students, each one graduating prepared to make a difference in the world. We are a group of innovative students and mentors who have successfully participated in FIRST Robotics since 2004. FIRST stands for, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (www.firstinspires.org). Kicking the season off in January each year, FIRST Robotics teams worldwide receive a themed game full of competitive tasks, and have six weeks to design, build, and program a robot for the regional competitions. The top teams from each regional go on to compete at FIRST Championships held in April each year.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills. (www.firstinspires.org)
We have participated in many events within our school district as well as in our community. In the past, we have shown off our robot and our members at school assemblies, our local Homecoming Parade, as well as at our school's Relay for Life celebrations. We also interact with younger students at our local Middle and Elementary schools through having some of our team members mentor our local FLL teams (FIRST Lego League).