Through the organization of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), students from Glencoe Robotics Team, Shockwave, work side by side with mentors to design and build a 120 pound fully functioning robot from scratch to compete at the PNW District Event.

Located in Hillsboro Oregon, Shockwave teaches a diverse group of high school students practices in engineering and business through the use of competitive robotics. Working with industry, engineering, and business allows the students to cultivate both hard and soft skills to prepare these students for a future in any career.

FRC is a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™ designed to help high school students discover how interesting and rewarding the lives of engineers and scientists can be, in a creative and healthy environment.

2020-21 Season

While this season will look different, FIRST and 4488 are confident the new team-based opportunities will allow our participants to have a fulfilling season, as we continue to execute the mission of FIRST and inspire the next generation of our future science and technology leaders – the same mission that has guided us for more than 9 years. 

Team 4488 is meeting online to design, CAD, program, a new Robot and participate in the The Game Design Challenge. This competition will allow registered teams to design their own FIRST Robotics Competition game using real-world, virtual, or hybrid design elements, and compete for judged awards. Winning concepts will be considered for use in future official games.

Depending on what is going to happen with social distancing, teams will also the option to play the 2020 Season Challenge again. Team Shockwave wants to make sure the whole Team has the same opportunites.

In INFINITE RECHARGES℠, two alliances work to protect FIRST  City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city!

Team 4488 FIRST Fair Classes

For classes presented by Shockwave click Here

Team 4488 Mentors Roundtable

For information about the MRT event hosted/founded by Shockwave click Here

2019 Achievements

Team 4488 was ranked #1 in the world for 2019 HAB RP rating, meaning the success rate of our robot to climb the large step (Habitat) was the highest out of the over four thousand teams competing in 2019.

Ranked 22nd in the world considering all the official matches the team has played since its rookie year.

View individual matches at Blue Alliance

2019 World Championship - Galileo Division, Houston, TX

  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors
  • Pit Safety Award

2019 Pacific Northwest FIRST District Championship

As a member of the Pacific Northwest district, Team 4488 ranked 4, among 151 teams, having earned 293 points.
  • Rank 3
  • District Championship Finalist
  • Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation
  • FRC Top 10 US West and Canada West Week 6 (world vote) - #8
  • FRC Top 10 US West and Canada West Week 6 (West Region vote) - #5

2019 PNW District Lake Oswego

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  • Team 4488 was Rank 1 with a record of 16-4-0
  • District Event Winner
  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

2019 PNW District Clackamas

  • Team 4488 was Rank 3. Captain of 2nd alliance
  • Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

2019 Team with Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway


2019 Go Baby Go China

Team 4488 volunteers for the project Go Baby Go in Oregon and has been a important influence of Go Baby Go in China. Go Baby Go is a nationwide project that re-engineers ride-on-cars for children with all types of disabilities learn more...

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Club and Team Registration

Team Shockwave is accepting new students, 8th to 12th grade in Hillsboro. No experience necessary and no fees. Meetings online on Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm. Mondays optional assembling toys for children with disabilities, GBG. Training, toys and tools provided. Please fill out the Club and Team Registration.

Please donate

DONATIONS- We are looking for funds and materials to prepare for upcoming seasons.



A few links about the team:

4488 YouTube Channel