The Steelhawks - Team 2601

2015: Team picture at the SBPLI Regional after winning another GP award! 2-6-0-1! STEEL HAWKS! 2015: Prepping for our trip to St. Louis for the World Championships! The Steelhawks have no limits on achieving the best! 2014: Waving the Steelhawks banner right into battle! (not quite sure where on Earth this is...) 2013: Our rebound rumble team, some of the Steelhawks that got us to where we are today! 2011: The Gold Hawks, an all-girls THHS robotics team, formed before the Steelhawks was a coed team! 2011: The counterparts to the Gold Hawks, these were some of the Steelhawks from quite a while ago!

Team 2601 is Townsend Harris High School's FIRST Robotics team. Located in Flushing, NY, the Steel Hawks compete annually in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) after spending six weeks designing, building and programming a robot to compete and perform assigned tasks in the form of a game. Before and during those six weeks, our team works to raise funds, gain business partners and sponsors, and turn a team into a brand.

Aside from creating a robot and marketing our brand, every one of our approximately 30 members works to spread FIRST's vision and mission:


"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." -Dean Kamen, Founder


As part of our efforts, we strive to inspire our peers to be leaders in the fields of science and technology as well as to show our community the importance of these subjects in advancing toward the future. In addition, every member of our team seeks to display "Gracious Professionalism" and "Coopertition" in whatever we do. But most importantly, the Steel Hawks never forget to have fun!

Townsend Harris High School

Townsend Harris is a young school with an honored past. In 1848, the New York Free Academy, our first municipal institution of free higher education, was established by the Board of Education due largely to the effort of Townsend Harris who was, at the time, the president of the Board. The Free Academy later became the City College of New York. The "introductory year" of the Free Academy grew into Townsend Harris High School which flourished until 1942 when it was closed by Mayor LaGuardia because of budgetary constraints.


In 1984, Townsend Harris was reopened with a new location of Flushing, NY and student body but the same spirit and desires as before. Since that time Townsend Harris has provided a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on the humanities and classics, bolstered by mathematics, science, and the integration of modern technology. In order to prepare the students for ethical and intellectual challenges, the instructional program promotes respect for people and ideas, critical and creative thinking, and precision of lan guage. The community encourages the students to strive for excellence, to make sensible decisions, and to develop an enduring commitment to serving the community.

The Team

(excluding Board Members)



Pantelis Sgouros

Philip Fraczek

Shuayb Siddique

Angelina Huang

Derrick Mu

Joshua Tsai

Jung Tzen Liew

Shane Werther

Justin Eng

Eric Wu

Nicholas Rao

Lori Eng

Samantha Wong

Valerie Shum

Ivan Qian

Adrianna Romanowski

Gitanjali Sahdev

Teresa Mettela

Nivedita Attada

Brianna Raghunath

Robert Hagon

Christopher Gerbasi

Sabiq Shahab

Paul Rambharose

Kyle Lai

Eric Zhao

Min Seung Kim

Azwad Islam

Jasmine Fleming

James Hopkins

Harry Zhu

Sujun Cheng

Jessica Lu

Carolina Narvaez

Adamary Felipe