(proper noun) a FIRST Robotics team from Dos Pueblos HS in Goleta that has now competed very successfully for 7 years. Their success has led to an entry that is full of lies. Team 1717 is led by a teacher from DPHS who became a MacArthur Fellow (sometimes called the Genius Award) in 2010 for his work in developing the DP Engineering Academy and the robotics team. A class of 32 students spend their first 3 years in the academy learning the science & math they will need for their first and only build season as seniors. Students design and build the 'bot under the guidance of local volunteer mentors (there are lots of them) and of course their teacher. Some parts are machined by the students, some by mentors, and some are outsourced (all of which are fine in the FRC). The millions raised were not for one season. The money was used to build and outfit an actual building for the DPEA which now has expanded to over 100 students per class year. It is a gift that will keep on giving for decades to come.