For Jesuit's Stealth Tigers robotics team, it is the summer of service.
Coming off their best season - the Stealth Tigers qualified for and excelled at the World Championships in Houston in April - the team is applying its advanced skills to serve the community by helping out children in need.
This month, the Stealth Tigers have connected with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa to use their talents to modify electric toy cars, making them suitable for use by the special needs kids at the hospital. The project is part of the national GoBabyGo! program founded at the University of Delaware, and the Stealth Tigers recently visited the Motion Analysis Center at the hospital and received two cars that had been donated.
They will work on adapting the cars over the next few weeks, and plan to return them ready for use by the children before the end of summer. Pictured on the homepage at St. Joseph's are team members L-R Maria Hurtado (AHN '19), Carson Reams '20, Daniel Prendes '20, club president Daniel Guagliardo '19, Gabriella Consalvo (AHN '20), and John Barreto '21.
Click here to view a video segment about the Stealth Tigers' partnership with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital by WFTS-ABC TV Ch. 11. Also, the team will be featured on Daytime, the WFLA-NBC TV Ch. 8 morning show, on July 3, and in an upcoming story in the Tampa Bay Times.
See below a photo slideshow from the Stealth Tigers' visit to the children's hospital on June 26 and the team working on one of the electric toy cars this week. Below that is a hype video the team produced in advance of April's World Championships, after the Stealth Tigers had qualified for Worlds at the South Florida Regional.