Interested in STEM programs? Well, Xavier High School is the place for you.
Engineering Team: Recently the seven members of the Engineering Team who are competing in the Real World Design Challenge were chosen to compete in the national/international competition in Washington, D.C., on April 25.
Teacher Kelsey Doherty reports that the students "worked tirelessly throughout the fall months on the state competition. They had to research and design a package-delivery drone and write up a business and technical plan explaining their process. They finished in January. About a week ago we found out that we came in second at the state level and then got word that we were specially chosen to go to D.C. anyway in a wildcard slot. The boys are very surprised, and very excited."
Team members are Alex Pralea '20, Ryan Frier '21, Tim Rinaldi '20, Rithik Kurup '23, Zachary Dolan '21, Holden Whaley '21, and Eoin Wallace '21.
Robotics: In less than 10 years the Xavier robotics program has gone from sharing space in the basement to, in a way, taking over the world.
The FullMetal Falcons, Team 4557, has been competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) since 2013, winning multiple New England District awards and recognition at the FIRST Championships in Detroit in 2018, in which 15,000 students from around the world competed.
Now the Xavier robotics brand seemingly is everywhere: