Cardozo Sentinels

About Us

Team 5599

The Sentinels are Benjamin N. Cardozo High School's Robotics Team. We compete in various annual robotics competitions against high schools across the globe, raising awareness for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), along with teaching students aspects behind business and marketing, logistics, and media. We also participate in various community and school events.

FRC Team 5599, participates in the annual FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC). In a six week time span, we raise funds, design, and construct a fully-functional robot.

The FRC team earned the Future Glory Award at the Brunswick Eruption 2014 off-season competition. In 2015, the team took home the Rookie Inspiration Award from the New York City 2015 Regional Competition. In 2017, the team was the leading alliance in finals at the Hudson Valley Rally off-season competition in Yonkers, New York. In 2018, the team played in the quarter-finals in the New York City 2018 Regional Competition on an alliance with specialized school Brooklyn Technical High School and Long Island City High School.

The underwater robotics division also competes in the US Navy's SeaPerch competition as of 2018, placing 3rd in our first season. 


FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) is a multi-national, non-profit organization aimed at inspiring an interest in science and technology in today’s youth.

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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Underwater Robotics

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. 

The SeaPerch program is a great way to get students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). SeaPerch easily aligns to the national science standards and lends itself well to interdisciplinary projects. 

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