About Our Team
FIRST® Team 79 Krunch (a.k.a. “The Interact Club of Krunch Robotics”) is more than just a group of students, mentors, and volunteers who meet to build a robot. We are a family that strives to take care of its community while working on common goals as an award-winning FIRST® FRC Robotics Team.
Our mission is to unite mentors, engineers, and students through engineering and robotics. We will learn by using positive attitudes, the latest technology, the will to influence the community, and by committing acts of Gracious Professionalism® on and off the playing field.
Team 79 Krunch is an educational, after-school program open to all students aged 12 to 18 who are interested in having fun while learning about robotics, engineering, and software development; competing in local, regional, and global competitions; and carrying out community service projects that benefit the community and encourage international understanding. No prior experience is required – we’ll teach you everything you need to know!
As a FIRST® FRC Robotics Team, student team members are engaged in a fast-paced learning process of designing, building, and programming a robot that is capable of performing specific tasks during competitive events on a playing field developed by FIRST®.
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
OF PROMOTING STEM & FIRST®
With 800+ alumni, FIRST® Team 79 Krunch has mentored and supported over 40 FIRST® FRC, FTC and FLL teams and continues to inspire innovation, help Team 79 Krunch members gain confidence, become passionate about engineering, work together through differences, and acquire valuable life skills. Our team has hosted many Lego League teams, Lego League tournaments, and summer programs offering school-aged children the exciting and fulfilling opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in robotics, basic physics, science, math and technology, while having fun building competitive robots.
Moving forward, Team 79 Krunch will strive to continue promoting FIRST®, STEM, and acts of Gracious Professionalism® throughout our community, inspiring youths to obtain the necessary skills and experience for success in the global marketplace.
As an Interact Club sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise, Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. During our FIRST® FRC Robotics Team’s post-season, we enjoy working together with our community partners on various service projects that not only focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), but promote peace and education; fight disease; encourage the advancement of women in STEAM-related fields; grow local economies; protect the environment; support our troops/veterans and much more.
GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM® / SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Since 2005, the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise has been a community partner with FIRST® Team 79 Krunch sponsoring team events, providing students with volunteer opportunities, developing community awareness, and involving some of Team 79 Krunch members in Rotary’s S4TL (“Seminar 4 Tomorrow’s Leaders”). As FIRST® Team 79 Krunch’s mission of committing acts of Gracious Professionalism® closely aligns with Rotary Interact’s mission of providing charitable service to the local and international communities, it was a natural progression for FIRST® Team 79 Krunch to be inducted as The Interact Club of Krunch Robotics in 2021.
Throughout the years, Team 79 Krunch has enjoyed working together with Rotary on its community service projects and looks forward to expanding and strengthening its relationship as a Rotary Interact Club! Here are a few recent Rotary community service projects The Interact Club of Krunch Robotics (a.k.a. Team 79 Krunch) has been involved in:
Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise’s Cruisin’ The Park Festival and Car Show – Annually
Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise Roadside Clean-Ups – Ongoing
Palm Harbor Holiday Parade – Bringing community awareness to Rotary, Interact, and Team 79 Krunch
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle “Ring The Bell” Campaign – Feeding the hungry, shelter for homeless, gifts for children
Oldsmar/East Lake Rotary Armadillo Run