Who Are We?
The Utah Valley Provotypes is a FIRST Robotics team based in Provo, Utah. All high school-aged students from the surrounding Provo area are welcome to bring their skills and knowledge to the team. We have about 15 students and about 5 mentors who competed in the past season. This is our second year participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition. After winning the Rookie All-Star Award last year at the Utah Regional and traveling to the World Championships in Houston, Texas, we are excited to compete in the coming year.
In May 2017, Stuart Myers visited Provo High School to introduce students to FIRST Robotics and get them excited about the program. A meeting was held a couple weeks later where students were able to meet Stuart and other BYU mentors as well as learn more about FIRST. From that meeting the students learned that FIRST is much more than just a robotics club; instead, it is a program that offers something for every student, whether they are interested in programming, constructing, marketing or any other part of the process. Stuart and other mentors decided on student leaders to aid them in their efforts to bring a FIRST team to Provo.
Over the summer Stuart and his colleagues worked to grow the team and founded Utah Valley STEM Foundation, a nonprofit, to help manage the team and support our growth in the future. Student leaders worked with them to ensure a student perspective was included in decisions. Since then, the team has grown and has worked to spread STEM values throughout the Utah Valley. We look forward to having a great team this year and to showcase an amazing group of students who are ready to experience what FIRST has to offer.