The St. Francis High School robotics team, Team Brobot, won the 2015 VEX Robotics (Engineering Division) World Championship on Saturday, April 16. Over 12,000 schools from 29 different nations competed throughout the school year just to qualify to be one of the 450 high school teams in the World Championship competition. Out of the 90 teams in the Engineering Division, Team Brobot and its alliance finished in first place and earned the title of the Engineering Division World Champion.
Overall, St. Francis placed fourth out of the 450 teams competing in the World Championship.
In August 2010, the St. Francis robotics team, affectionately known at Team Brobot, was established as an extracurricular club at St. Francis High School to inspire Golden Knights to become future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Originally started by seven highly motivated young men, Team Brobot has grown into an award-winning competitor consisting of over 40 members from all four classes. Throughout the school year team members are actively engaged in exciting mentor-based STEM opportunities. The team competes in various forums including VEX, FRC, FTC and the JPL Invention Challenge.
Team members meet regularly as they collaborate to design, build and program their robots. Since its formation, Team Brobot has received numerous awards. Most significantly, the team remains heavily involved in several outreach and community service programs aimed at educating and inspiring the community’s youth. In doing so, this group has lived up to the team’s motto “Building Brotherhood One Robot at a Time.”