A robotics team dedicated to spreading the values of FRC and promoting STEM

About Our Team

Team 1257 Parallel Universe is an unparalleled FIRST team that strives to inspire passion for STEM. We design and fabricate robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in order to develop talent in STEM and prepare a new generation of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Our aspiration is to create a community excited about STEM at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools and beyond through FRC and our community outreach programs. We aim to create an environment where teamwork fuels creative problem solving.

Team 1257 Contact Info
Mancuso Hall
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-2997


Over the years, Team 1257 has sought to leave the best impression on our students, both in competition, and in their own lives. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond, and trying to help those in need. In fact, by loading this page, you are contributing to the folding of proteins to try and find cures for degenerative diseases!


  • 2004

    Team Founded

  • 2006

    Team Dissolved

  • 2009

    Team Reformed

  • 2014 - Winning Clifton

    FIRST Time at MAR Championship

  • 2015 - North Brunswick

    Winning Team Spirit - Shows Growth

  • 2016 - Breaking Records

    MAR District Championships Event Winner

    Mount Olive Event Winner

    Bridgewater Finalist & Gracious Professionalism Award

  • 2016 - World Championship

    Archimedes Subdivision Semifinalist!

Making Team History

Our Robots


FRC Logo FIRST is an international, not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1989 in Manchester, NH. FIRST had goals to inspire younger people to become interested in STEM. The organization currently has four programs that support their goal.

The main mission of FIRST is to inspire interest in STEM. They also emphasize innovation, teamwork, leadership, communication, confidence, and pursuing education and opportunities. These skills help prepare young people for the job opportunities that have been rapidly increasing recently.

FRC Logo The four programs that FIRST has are, FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL and FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Team 1257 is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team. Every year, thousands of teams come up with a unique solution to the game of the year. Teams design, build, test, and compete with their unique game solution every year. They compete in local, regional, and even world competitions.

Our Awards

Awards and Honors. Take a look at what we've done, and how far we've come below!

  • 2016
    Mid-Atlantic Robotics Mount Olive Winner
  • 2016
    Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Championship Winner
  • 2014
    Mid-Atlantic Robotics Clifton
Year Event Awards
2018 MAR District - Hatboro-Horsham Event Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
2017 Brunswick Eruption 2017 Winner
2017 MAR District - Bridgewater-Raritan Event Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
2017 MAR District - Hatboro-Horsham Event Excellence in Engineering Sponsored By Delphi
2016 FRC World Championship - Archimedes Semifinalist
2016 MAR District - Championships Winner
2016 MAR District - Bridgewater / Raritan Event District Event Finalist
2016 MAR District - Bridgewater / Raritan Event 1st Seed Alliance Captain
2016 MAR District - Bridgewater / Raritan Event Gracious Professionalism Award
2016 MAR District - Mount Olive Event District Event Winner and Alliance Captain
2015 MAR District - Mount Olive Event Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Labratories
2015 MAR District - North Brunswick Event District Event Finalist
2015 MAR District - North Brunswick Event Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Labratories
2015 MAR District - North Brunswick Event Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler
2014 MAR District - Clifton Event District Event Winner
2013 TCNJ FIRST Robotics District Competition Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Labratories
2010 New Jersey Regional Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Labratories
2005 Chesapeake Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
2005 New York City Regional Autodesk Visualization Award
2005 New York City Regional Xerox Creativity Award
2004 Chesapeake Regional Rookie Inspiration Award
2004 New Jersey Regional DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit Award

Our Sponsors