To compete against teams from all over the world is a huge honor for the RoboCavs, their faculty adviser, Sean Lee, told us. In preparation for the qualifiers, the club met after school daily for two hours, with two teams qualifying for states. Mat Erickson, a senior who has been a member of the club for four years, said participation has shaped his future. “I’ve always had an interest in technical things, computers and programming ant things like that,” he told us, noting that “next year, I will go to University of Maryland College Park to study electrical engineering. My decision was definitely influenced by the club.” Club founder Tom Lee said in the club’s first six years of existence, 43 of its graduates either are in college, or have graduated college, studying engineering or science.