What We Do
The InZombiacs travel around the state to participate in a variety of robotics events throughout the year, most notably the FIRST Robotics Competition each spring with off-season FRC events taking place during summer and fall months. VEX Robotics and SeaPerch also play a large role in the team's robotics competitions.
As a 4-H Club, the InZombiacs participate in various local and state 4-H events including community service and leadership activities. Club activities include beginner-level engineering and STEM activities like SparkFun kits and Junk Drawer Robotics... who doesn't love a marshmallow catapult?! 4-H has allowed the team to bring these activities to students throughout Marion County without being limited by school affiliation or magnet program eligibility requirements.
Through the University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the InZombiacs Robotics team offers STEM enrichment to youth ages 5-18 throughout our community.
Marion County 4-H is a non-profit youth development organization that reaches more than 5,300 youth every in the community. Educational Programs use a university-based "learn-by-doing" approach to develop youth that have the knowledge and skills to be responsible, productive citizens in their community and the world.
The mission of Marion County 4-H is to create supportive environments for youth to reach their fullest potential by teaching youth important life skills such as leadership, citizenship, responsibility, teamwork, and communication.
"The Hardest Fun You'll Ever Have!"
The FIRST Robotics Competition gives students and mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.