In 2015, the Waterloo Schools Foundation provided $25,000 to start a FIRST Robotics Team at East High School. Their official team name, Unity4Tech – FRC Team 5837, represents the group’s openness to all Waterloo students, regardless of which high school they attend. They were very successful during their first year of competition, winning three awards at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition; Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, Highest Rookie Seed, Rookie All Star Award. As a result, the team was invited to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis their first year! Go Unity4Tech- FRC Team 5837!