About Us

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 share our knowledge of science with our community.


FIRST is a non-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen. The aim of FIRST, an abbreviation for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology," is to spread Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to all corners of the globe, and get students from all over the world involved. FIRST hopes to be able...

"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

Team News

Detroit 2018 Championships!

Because of our HVR wildcard, we're going to Detroit, MI to compete in the world championships. While we work on the finishing touches of our robot to be upgraded at the SBPLI regional, we need all the help we can get.

>> Donate to help us win for you!

Hudson Valley Regionals!

From March 22nd to March 25th, we competed at the Hudson Valley Regionals. As we won last year, we had to stand up to the challenge and defend our title. We put up a great fight and ended as the finalist alliance alongside team 694 (StuyPulse). We also got wildcarded to attend the World Championships in Detroit later in April.

>> Check out the HVR results!

Long Island Regionals!

From April 12th to April 14th, we will be competing in the SBPLI regional competition held at Hofstra University. Cheer us on as we progress through the matches! This should be a great stepping stone to worlds.

>> Check out the SBPLI webcast on April 12th - 14th!

Support our Edco Fundraiser!

Our team has an Edco fundraising project, which we hope to be a major source of funds for worlds and the rest of the season. Please feel free to contribute any amount - even $1 is great! Help us to build better robots and support our team for another great season! Thank you!

>> Help fund another season!

Steel Hawks Workshops

We hosted a robotics workshop a while back. This workshop consisted of presentations featuring: safety, drivetrain design, and drivetrain programming. Conatact and donate if you want us to plan more!

>> See Safety Advice presentation here!

>> See Drivetrain Design presentation here!

>> See Programming presentation here!

A huge thank you to the following sponsors for their help:

  • Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Foundation (Dr. YSR Foundation) Non-Profit organization.

    Dr. YSR Foundation is a charitable organization that provides food/clothes and shelter to orphan children, old people, provides scholarships to merit students, collects food and donates to local food banks, and organizes blood donation camps.

    Swapan Gaddam

    Geetha Reddy Thummala

    Hari Velkur & Dwarak V

    Dr. Kavitha Reddy | Flushing Primary Care.

    Hari Velkur & Dwarak V

    Bala Dosakayala

    Uma Reddi

    Sanjeeva Reddy

    Arundati Adupa & Urmila Kotagiri


  • Sponsors

    The Steel Hawks thanks all of the following people, companies and organizations for their continuing support of our team and school!