We are Team STEAM Robotics. We are a FIRST Robotics Competition Team, #5119, based in Lawrence, Kansas with students from all four Lawrence high schools.
Our mission statement is Team STEAM strives to provide a purpose for individual students and our team by creating awareness and giving opportunities for STEAM education through FIRST.
Here is where you can see all of our accomplishments this year and our upcoming and planned events for the rest of the year.
In January, we started off build season with some spectacular sponsors and mentors, we also were able to create a competition robot and the theme was Destination: Deep Space.
In April, we attended the FRC Destination:Deep Space competition at Sedalia, MO and took the strategy of a defense bot, we also were able to climb by flying over the platform as seen in the third pic below. Due to technical difficulties, we were 35th place out of 36 teams at the end of the first day. Via hard work and quick thinking we were 13th place by the end of the tournament.
In June and July, we will be hosting Robotics Summer Camps for students who are entering middle school, where they will get to program and build fun sized robots to use to compete in mini games, these camps aim to interest kids in STEM by giving them a chance to try out for themselves what we do in FIRST. Below are some photos of last years summer camps.
In October, we plan on attending the Cow-town Throw-down event again. Below are some photos of last years event.
November will bring the Kansas Cup which is a practice competition for teams in Kansas and the Kansas City area. Below are some photos of last years Kansas Cup where we hosted the first annual Kansas Cup called FIRST SteamWorks. Previous years photos below.
With December comes a FIRST Lego League (the FIRST Competition for fourth through eighth graders) tournament hosted at Lawrence High School. Many students from Team STEAM will be volunteering to help FLL kids foster a long-lasting interest in STEM.