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Robotics

La Salle Robotics is a 6th year team at La Salle College High School. We consist of a FRC team and two FTC teams dedicated to freshmen and sophomores. We place a focus on community service an education by starting three FLL teams and a all-girls FLL Jr team and teaching a Principles of Engineering Class. We hope to provide STEAM experience for as many people as possible through our action as a team.

Team Information

Meet the team

 

 

Team Mentors

  • Ryan McDowell
  • Vishal Patel
  • Patrick Rose
  • Roy Landes
  • Ed Fox
  • John Guida
  • Pat Profit

Alumni Mentors

  • Jack Henry
  • Kyle Mulligan

 

Team Members

  • Craig Fox
  • Josh Grey
  • Connor Mathews
  • Benjamin Guida
  • Ian Self
  • Collin Price
  • Nicholas LaRosa
  • Thomas Thoonkuzhy
  • James Flanagan
  • Eric Fryer
  • Stephen Schmidt
  • Peter Koniers
  • Harrison Pickett
  • Adam Spera
  • Casey DeCarlo
  • Connor Cunningham
  • Brey Rivera
  • Jack Rosenquist
  • Mark Gardella
  • Dylan Landes

 

Team Setup

Drive Team - Build Team - Programming Team - Scouting Team

Sponsors

2018-2019 Robotics Team Sponsors

Explorer Sponsors

1. Aegis Software - https://www.aiscorp.com/en/

2.  La Salle College High School – www.lschs.org

 

Platinum Sponsors

1.  SELF Heating and Cooling - https://self-hc.com/

2.  Lockheed Martin - https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/index.html

3.  La Salle College High School Mother’s Club - https://www.lschs.org/parents-portal/mothers-club

4.  Catalent - http://www.catalent.com/index.php

5.  Arris - https://www.arris.com/

 

Gold Sponsors

1.  Hankin Group - https://hankingroup.com/

2.  FIRSTRUST Bank - https://www.firstrust.com/

3.  Drexel University - https://drexel.edu/

 

Blue Sponsors

1.  St. Luke the Evangelist - http://www.stlukerc.org/2014site/

2.  Pascarella Eye Care - http://www.eyecareandcontacts.com/

3.  Treasure Sign - http://www.treasuresign.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ETpMTPhhRLyB0LjFm87ymrFdAbpVovU010YLi9YTI519xGLaI0_YWnrY

Enter to Learn

La Salle Robotics provides endlessly opportunities for students to learn about all aspects of STEAM including:

  • A Principles of Engineering class for Seniors
  • FIRST Tech Challenge teams open to freshmen and sophomores
  • Summer internships at Aegis Software
  • A student-run experience in every aspect of the team

Leave to Serve

La Salle Robotics incorporates serving the community into every aspect of the program through:

  • Running summer camps teaching Lego Robotics and rocketry to middle schoolers
  • Creating an all-girls FLL Jr Team, The Unique Unicorns
  • Creating three FLL teams this year
  • Hosting a yearly FLL competition
  • Hosting a STEAM night for middle-schoolers
  • Running robotics demos at libraries, museums, scout troops, and more

History

The La Salle Robotics team was formed in 2013. We started with only ten dedicated members to compete in the 2014 FRC season. We were only able to start thanks to the generosity of a FIRST grant. Despite these beginnings we were able to earn the Highest Rookie Seed and Rookie All-Star awards at a Springside Chestnut Hill Academy MAR event.

 

The next year during the Recycle Rush FRC game we were in a rough place financially. Connor and Mark, future captains, were able to make a presentation to our school's board of trustees to secure the funds we needed for our team to survive. Thanks to them we have grown to the point we are at today.

 

2016 was a great year for our team. We expanded to have a dedicated scouting group during competition and continued to improve our skillset.

 

The 2017 year was a huge turning point for our team. We expanded to include two FTC teams for our freshmen and sophomores. We started CADing the design for our robot. It was also the first year that we submitted for the Chairman's Award, which was a tremendous learning experience. All of this culminated when we ranked high enough to make it to the FRC district championship competition at Lehigh for the first time.

 

2018 represented our first year without any of the students who originally formed the team. Despite this setback we managed to earn the Judges Award at the FRC SCH competition. We also began a engineering class for seniors to provide more STEAM education at La Salle.

 

2019 was an expansion and restructuring of our team. We officially changed our team names to Explorer for FRC 5181, Pathfinder for FTC 11540, and Voyager for FTC 11319. Additionally, we developed a system of committees to more efficiently divide up and accomplish all of our new responsibilities. Outside of our team, we started three FLL teams and an all-girls FLL Jr Team. We also hosted a STEAM night for middle-school students and a FLL competition. This year also marks the beginning of our engineering seminars open for all La Salle students to attend. Because of all of these efforts, we won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Hatboro-Horsham District Competition and, we made it to the District Championships at Lehigh for our second time in our short 6-year history.