Blue Cheese Logo A FIRST ® robotics organization from Deep Run High School

FRC Team 1086 4801 Twin Hickory Road | Glen Allen,Virginia 23059

Champs 2016
Congratulations to Blue Cheese for winning the FRC 2016 World Championship!
Eldon Burton from Senator Warner's office driving robot at Richmond Area Program for Minorities in Engineering
Governor McAuliffe
Megan, John and Zach with Governor McAuliffe at breakfast for Datathon teams.
DC Advocacy 2014
2nd annual DC trip for FIRST & STEM advocacy efforts through NAC
NCWIT Winners
Congratulations to our NCWIT award winners Paige, Megan and Hannah!
RVA MakerFest 2014
Teaching kids to drive Mozzarella at RVA MakerFest
VCU Regional 2014
Blue Cheese drivers and coach wait for the next match!
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Who are we?
We are FIRST® Robotics Team 1086 Blue Cheese and are based out of Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, VA. Team 1086 Blue Cheese is a product of FIRST, a nonprofit organization created to encourage students to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.). Blue Cheese participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) as Team 1086 and in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) as Team 93 and Team 6743. Our team strives to "brie the best we can brie" by cultivating our own cheese culture in our school, around our community, and spreading it worldwide. We also inspire the next generation through demonstrations, outreach programs, mentoring other teams, and more. We invite you to join our quest to be "Legendairy"!

What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international organization focused on inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Teams attend competitions where alliances of robots compete against one another in an exciting, sports-like atmosphere. There are four levels of FIRST: Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL), FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Blue Cheese actively promotes the goals of FIRST by inspiring students to pursue careers in science and technology.

FIRST was founded with the vision of changing our culture. Besides educating students about STEM and inspiring them to be leaders in their field, the program also builds important life skills such as innovation, self-confidence, problem-solving, and communication as well as many more qualities essential for success. In addition, FIRST promotes an ideal called Gracious Professionalism, which emphasizes high quality work while respecting individuals and the community.

What is Blue Cheese Up To?
Quick Links
Good luck to the teams and coaches who attended our FLL Kickoff event and rookie coaches training workshop. Here are links to the files our kickoff speaker Denise Tyler from CVWMA shared with us.
Big Belly Trash Compactor Video
CVWMA Journey Through the MRF Video
CVWMA Presentation

We are looking for teams that are interested in working with us and Senator Stanley to get a STEM grant program established for Virginia schools in rural and underserved areas. If you are interested in making this happen please contact us at
Blue Cheese Steps for Effective Advocacy Manual

Presentation files from VCU FRC Workshops
Safety Workshop Presentation
Chairman's Workshop Presentation
Scouting Workshop Presentation

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