The 4541 Cavineers are a dedicated team of passionate high schoolers who strive to not only compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition but spread their love of STEM with their community. It is our mission to spread innovation accross our community and create an environment where innovation not only takes place, but is encouraged in every sense of the word. We are based out of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn Maryland and are led by two amazing coaches who push and inspire us to innovate.
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Summer Engineering Camp:
How can you launch a rocket with a chemical reaction? How can you build, and program, a robot to follow instructions? How does your hand provide valuable security information? All these questions and more will be answered at Archbishop Spalding’s Cavalier Engineering Camp. Designed for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, the Cavalier Engineering Camp explores a variety of engineering concepts and careers through hands-on projects and experiential learning. The camp introduces participants to engineering in a fun and exciting environment. Participation takes place under the guidance of engineering and robotics students, serving as camp counselors.
Mental Health Initiative:
Team 4541 is committed to all forms of safety and health, including mental health. Stress balls open up a conversation about mental health and its importance. They also provide a physical way to relieve stress at a time when it is at its peak. It is a method of raising awareness of mental health. We're all in this together and we should look out for each other. In order to support this initiative and raise awareness, we designed a stress ball which is also a link to important information about stress and time management.
Click here to learn more about mental health
Our teams top priority always is safety! As a team we take safety seriously and take many steps to ensure safety on the field, in the class room, and when building is always being maintained to the highest standard. Some of these steps include, ensure a mentor or coach is present when machinery is being used, always cleaning up after we finish a project, being careful with tools and making sure to keep proper space and follow all safety protocols given by manufactures, and much more. All these measures help to keep us safe and we encourage everyone to follow these procedures as well when working in the engineering lab.
Catholic Robotics League:
The Catholic Robotics League or CRL is a community of robotics teams who's mission is to inspire innovation within a group of students. Check out the CRL website to learn more about their mission Catholic Robotics League
Through these difficult times our team is working hard to ensure that everyone is staying safe and healthy. Safety is our top priority always! Due to the pandemic, all of our competitions have been cancelled and we have cancelled all of our in person meetings to help with social distancing. We are continuing meetings online to keep innovation moving. Our team members have also formed a task force to help 3D print face shields and masks for our community to help the brave workers risking their lives for us. We are teaching coding and CADing lessons online so we can keep learning. We are providing materials to all our members to help promote mental health through the quarantine. Likewise, we have decided to cancel our engineering summer camp this year for safety concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone well.