Welcome to Team 1717

Team 1717, the D'Penguineers, is a robotics team as part of the international FIRST® Robotics Competition, from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA.


FIRST®, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, encourages young people to pursue educational and career opportunities in the fields of math, science, engineering, and technology, while promoting "gracious professionalism." Unlike many teams, all 32 student members of Team 1717 are high school seniors, which allows us to serve more students. All Team 1717 students take the Advanced Engineering Physics and the FIRST Robotics courses offered with the support of the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), through the Regional Occupation Program (ROP), in which we learn business and leadership skills in addition to more advanced physics and engineering. We also participate in specialty groups focusing on computer programming, electrical engineering, and mechanics.