FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery PartnerCentral Region
Sylvia was introduced to FIRST in 2010 through a colleague at Klein ISD. In collaboration with a couple of Compaq/HP mentors, FRC 3735 was created. As a teacher coach/mentor, Sylvia encouraged all students to use their talents as active members of the team. The team grew from 5 to 10 to 25. Now known as VorTX, the team has about 100 members and has been invited to World Championship in 2015-2017 and 2019.
In 2015, the Wood family moved to Round Rock, TX. Sylvia took a Computer Science position with Leander ISD. She also inherited an FTC team (7064). The following year, FRC 6321 was formed. The team was Rookie All Star at the Alamo Regional and experienced world competition in 2017. FRC 6321 also earned a spot at the South World Championship in 2019.
Sylvia has been a volunteer for FLL FTC, and FRC at both the local and championship level.
She is currently on staff at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School where is teaches all levels of Computer Science and serves as the department chair for Engineering/Computer Science.