Who can join?
Any OLSD high school student
OOHS High School, Industrial Technology hallway
Preseason meetings take place during October and November. New member meetings and regular season meetings start in December and run through March. Meeting times and dates can be found on our calendar page.
What are in-season meetings like?
Extremely time consuming yet fun. We work as a team to meet an extremely challenging yearly challenge.
Are there dues?
Yes, $250 for the season. Money goes to shirts, materials and supplies for Ozone Robotics. This fee does not cover the cost for traveling to and attending competition events, nor does it cover fees for lunch during Saturday meetings.
Do I need to provide transportation to OOHS?
Yes, OLSD does not provide transportation from the different high schools to OOHS.
Is there a competition or final event?
Yes, we compete at the Buckeye Regional in Cleveland, usually the third week of March. Cost for the trip will be discussed with team members in January.
Is prior robotics experience required?
No, we want anybody and everybody who want to learn and help grow robotics in OLSD.
Why should I join?
1. FIRST provides millions of dollars in scholarships to college, many of which have being on a FIRST team as the only requirement.
2. Nothing looks better on your application for engineering school than being on a FIRST team; just ask the dozens of alumni from our team who have gone on to study engineering at places like MIT, UC Berkley, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Washington University in St. Louis, The Ohio State University, Cornell, UPenn, Rose Hulman and many other top tier universities.
3. Building 100+ pound prototype competitions robots is amazing.
4. You can make many new friends during the season.