It is with great excitement that we launch the first PFFS robotics team for Paulo Freire Downtown. Led by STEM teacher par excellence, Joe Boehm, “Team Planet Express” will be competing through the FIRST organization in the 2015 FIRST Lego League Trash Trek Challenge. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an outstanding worldwide organization dedicated to providing well rounded growth and learning through robotics. We believe robotics is a great vehicle for motivating students to work on problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills. The tournament is on December 5th in Phoenix and PFFS-D students who are interested can still sign up through next week.