Who We Are
Our mission is to inspire young people to be leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build skills in science and technology as well as knowledge in engineering and mathematics. Students are encouraged to develop innovative trains of thought, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
We set out to sustain FIRST's values of Gracious Professionalism and Cooperation on the field and in our daily lives. We also work to inspire each other to be great problem solvers using our knowledge of STEM to prepare us for our grand futures.
Back in 1998, we were the 333rd team to register for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The collaboration between John Dewey High School and Canarsie High School, affectionately named "Can-Dew," continued until 2007.
In 2008, Filippo Dispenza, our current Lead Adviser, resurrected the team number, 333, and renamed us "THE MEGALODONS". Since then, we have been consistently growing in both population and performance.