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EXPLORER

FRC TEAM 5181

FRC Team 5181
 

La Salle Robotics is proud to offer an extensive FRC experience to upperclassmen at La Salle College High School. On FRC Team 5181, students design and build a fully functional FRC robot that competes in multiple local and regional competitions throughout the year.  Members of team EXPLORER  work together to learn the physics behind robots, install sensors and electrical equipment, build drivetrains and lift systems, and eventually program the robot. As a program, Team 5181 works to promote STEAM to students in our school and throughout our community.

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The Chairman's Team: Kevin, Evan, Christopher, Adam   Meet the Chairman's Team

Fulfilling our Mission
Team 5181 wins District-Level Chairman's Award

For the first time in program history, FRC Team 5181 has won the Chairman's Award, the most prestigious and desirable accolade that any FIRST team can win. To win, the Team 5181 Chairman's Team had to submit a comprehensive essay, executive summaries, and attend a virtual interview in front of a judging panel. The award reflects our commitment to providing young students and our community with science and technology experiences that will help change lives.

Data taken from the FIRST FRC Impact studies. Visit firstinspires.org to learn more.

Why FRC?

99%

of FRC students gained or improved teamwork skills

95%

of FRC students increased their leadership skills

92%

of FRC students have increased self-confidence

88%

of FRC students increased interest of doing well in school
 
Community Outreach

At La Salle Robotics, community service provides a fulfilling culture that is superior to even the best engineering experiences. For all of the teams that compose the La Salle Robotics program, outreach is viewed as sharing our profound passion for robotics and collaboration with our community. The cornerstone and pride of our service program, no doubt, is our ongoing community events. From our variety of camps and service programs to the foundation of our many teams, La Salle Robotics is able to successfully bring STEAM interest into the students and young people of our community.

As part of our initiative to make an impact in the broader community EXPLORER runs many camps and community events. We regularly help Cub Scout Pack 128 through an aluminum recycling program to raise funds while decreasing our environmental waste. Each summer, Team 5181 also hosts weeklong STEAM summer camps. These camps give students a prolonged opportunity to exercise skills like teamwork, critical thinking, and the iterative process. These camps have two focuses: rocketry, and LEGO Robotics. In our rocketry camp, students work in teams to design model rockets, and launch them. In our LEGO robotics camp, students spend the week working through our own custom LEGO robotics curriculum, and then compete in an obstacle course, competing to earn the most points. These camps have been an integral part of our team's efforts since the start, with hundreds of young students benefitted. 

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In the La Salle Robotics Program, every student is dedicated to not only promoting science and technology but inspiring innovators and leaders that will foster the values of FIRST®.

Christopher White
President, Director of Media & Marketing
Student, Class of 2023
Jacob Stevens
Mechanical Lead
Student, Class of 2022
James Soley
Strategy Lead
Student, Class of 2023
Kevin White
Director of Business Operations
Student, Class of 2023
Eric Fryer
Programming Lead
Student, Class of 2022
Thomas Eble
Director of FTC Program
Student, Class of 2023
Jack Barna
Systems Lead
Student, Class of 2023
Leadership Team
 
R. McDowell
FRC Moderator, FTC Moderator
Faculty
V. Patel
FRC Moderator, FTC Moderator
Faculty
P. Rose
FRC Moderator
Faculty
Coaches