We are the LIC Robodogs

With over 10 years of FIRST Robotics Competition experience, we aspire to introduce and develop STEM thinking in the next generation!

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About Us

We're Students

We are based out of Long Island City High School in Astoria, Queens.

We're Innovators

We are FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2579, LIC Robodogs.

We're Do-ers

We design, build, wire, and program a robot every year in less than 2 months.


The Team

The LIC Robodogs were brought together in 2008 by two Long Island City High School (LICHS) teachers and a few students who shared the idea and determination to start a robotics team. As we grew stronger through leadership and inspiration, we have become an active advocate of the message of FIRST.

Veteran Robodogs are given the opportunity to lead subteams and projects, improving leadership skills. Additionally, these students improve their public speaking through outreach presentations and show massive growth in confidence over their time on the team. Many of our students are among the top of their class, encouraging younger members to follow in their footsteps.


Nearly 75% of our team is female - a statistic we are very proud of. Our team is very diverse and made up of students from Bangladesh, India, Greece, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, Romania, Ecuador and Mexico.


Members of our team also participated in FTC Team 13351 NYCF-LIC and served as peer mentors to those who had little to no experience. Robodogs taught them how to build a robot and program it to do specific tasks.

Our Sponsors

S&P Global

We are humbled to be sponsored by S&P Global.


Competition costs are high, and we would love any support you have. Email us for more information!

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Our Work


Maker Faire

2017 Maker Faire!



2017 - FIRST Steamworks Robot!


Boys and Girls Club

2016 Boys and Girls Club outreach!



2017 Air and Space Museum at the Intrepid outreach!


Cleco Ren

2018 - Power Up Robot!


P.S. 89

2017 P.S 89 outreach!


Years Strong






Graduation Rate

Latest News

2579 Week 3 Recap

Week 3 came by us so quickly yet we have made really good progress on our robot so far. Read more about what goals we have met for this week.

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2579 Week 2 Recap

We have already made it into our second week of build season, read more about what we have accomplished this week.

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2579 Week 1 Recap

During the first week of building season, we managed to make remarkable progress on our robot to dive into deep space

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For Sponsorship or General Inquiries

Competition costs are high, and we would appreciate any support you may give. Email us for more information!

14-30, Broadway, Long Island City, United States 11106
Phone: 718-545-7095
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