A Milestone

La Salle Robotics FRC Team 5181 Wins the Chairman's Award
The Most Prestigious Award That Any FIRST Team Can Win

The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST. It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST Robotics Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders. 

This year, the submissions required for the Chairman's Award included an essay detailing how their program expands the mission of FIRST, an executive summaries document that provides judges an overview of their team, and finally, teams participated in a virtual interview session with FIRST judges.

What is the Chairman's Award?

FRC Team 5181, EXPLORER Robotics, is proud to have won the district-level Chairman's Award for the first time in program history.  For the past eight years, Team 5181 and La Salle Robotics have continued to provide young adults and students with quality STEM and robotics experiences. We hope that our impact will inspire young people in our community to become leaders and innovators in a world growing more and more dependent on science and technology.  Winning the Chairman's Award has been a journey requiring tremendous amounts of time and energy from the Team 5181 Chairman's Team, who have worked since January to compile and curate this year's submissions. 


Meet The Chairman's Team

Thank You to all of Our Sponsors

Winning the Chairman's Award, or the growth of Team 5181, would not be possible without the recurring support of our sponsors. Since the foundation of Team 5181 in 2013, our entire program has benefitted immeasurably from the generosity of our sponsors. We are proud to currently have twelve sponsors who have supported our team throughout the 2020-2021 season, a year that faced the unseen challenges of a global pandemic. Thank you to all of our sponsors who have made this journey a success.

Christopher White

Christopher White

President of La Salle Robotics

Director of Media & Marketing

Director of  the Chairman's Team

Class of 2023

Kevin White

Director of Business Operations

Director of  the Chairman's Team

Class of 2023

Adam Spera

2020-21 President of La Salle Robotics

Chairman's Team Member

Class of 2021

Evan Comiciotto

Chairman's Team Member

Class of 2024

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Watch the Chairman's Award Announcement Video

Skip to 11:10 to watch the Team 5181 announcement.