Dawn Trujillo has coached FIRST Robotics Competition teams for 6 years, as well as coached FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Lego League teams. In those years, her teams have received the Robot Performance Award, Engineering Excellence Award, Team Spirit Award, finished second place in the regional competition, and been honored as the Southern NV inspirational coach. Mrs. Trujillo has worked with UNLV and other local organizations to create a professional development course for teachers interested in coaching robotics to become qualified to teach robotics in the state. Dawn Trujillo, as The Meadows School Robotics Coordinator, was instrumental in forming the MeadowBots team structure, unifying the K-12 robotics curriculum, and providing the vision and planning for our recent robotics lab expansion.
Scott Trujillo has coached robotics for 7 years, having coached and mentored First Lego League, First Tech Challenge, and First Robotics Competition teams. Under his guidance, the TMS Middle School robotics teams have been awarded multiple times, including: Best Design '20, Strategy & Innovation Award '18 & '21, Collin's Aerospace Innovate Award '18 & '19, Robot Performance Award '18, State Championship 3rd Rank '20, and Control Award '21. He was instrumental in forming the MeadowBots team structure, unifying the K-12 robotics curriculum, and developing the vision and planning for our recent robotics lab expansion.
Marc Micek was the head coach for the First Lego League program at The Meadows School from 2005 to 2021. He also coached Meadows' First Tech Challenge teams for about 5 years during the early 2010s. Even though he has recently "retired", he continues to support the robotics program as a volunteer coach. Some of the highlights of his career were coaching the 2008 FLL team which competed at the World Championships held in the Georgia Dome. Also, the 2015 team had a distinguished run at the US Championships held at Legoland in Carlsbad, California.