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We're Team 5962, also known as perSEVERE, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from Lowell, Massachusetts. We welcome students in grades 8-12 from any school, as well as mentors from any town or company.

Every year, we analyze the game that FIRST releases and design, build, wire, and test a robot to compete with teams from across New England and around the world. We're also highly involved in our community through fundraising and outreach events!

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Group photo of Team 5962 at Bishop Guertin Week 0 Event 2020
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Latest Updates

May 15: Our mechanical design team participated in a CADathon hosted by PTC and Onshape. We worked with FRC 319, Big Bad Bob and FRC 8046, the LakerBots to design an alliance of robots that could grocery shop during the COVID-19 Pandemic....

April 15: During quarantine our software team has been working on using RC cars to practice autonomously programming them. This helps student learn programming skills needed for coding FRC robots to operate in both autonomous and tele-operated modes. RC Overview RC in...

March 11: 2020 FRC Season has been cancelled due to health concerns. Here is the official statement from FIRST

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The generosity of our sponsors is crucial to our success. Our 2020 season gold sponsors included Merrimack Valley Robotics, UMass Lowell, Analog Devices, Best Buy, Best Buy, IBM, Boston Scientific, BAE Systems, Colonial Electronics Manufacturing, Precision Manufacturing, Apex Tool Group, Carbon Colors, Juniper Networks, Teradyne, and Nokia Bell Labs. Silver sponsors included New England BioLabs, Kronos, Workers Credit Union and Fisher Unitech. Sponsor

Team 5962 Drive Team at Bishop Guertin Week 0 Event 2020