Engineering and Robotics

TMLA is the only all-girls school with a Robotics Team in New York State, and one of only two all-girls teams in New York City.
TMLA Robotics Team 3204 has turned a fun team program into a successful competitive program. The team has been competing In US FIRST Robotics Competitions since 2010. 
Our Engineering Lab has all the tools we need to build a competitive robot for the competition. This includes but is not limited to: 
  • 3D printers
  • a laser wood-etcher
  • wood-working and metal-working machines
  • CNC machines.

TMLA’s robotics team: the Steampunk Penguins; includes young women from all 4 years.  Together the students design, build, test, and program robots.  They apply real-world math and science concepts, research challenges facing today’s scientists, and learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills for competitive tournaments.

APRIL 2022
The Steampunk Penguins, competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition for the first time since 2019 and won the Jack Kamen Imagery Award for 2022. The robot and our team’s theme were based on the 6888th Battalion that helped to sort and deliver mail quickly and efficiently to boost soldier morale during the war.