Westwood Robotics was founded in 2003 after multiple efforts to fund a competition. Since then, competitions in robotics have become a staple for students and a career-changing activity.
Most of the funding and support comes from local volunteers and mentors. One student who competes in robotics says he ultimately wants to be a doctor and robotics will help him achieve his dream. The creative thinking, team building activities and solving problems are important things he is learning.
Some students who have competed with Westwood Robotics have gotten jobs with NASA and MicroChip.