The DB Robotics team started in 2007 with support from FIRST Robotics, the Doerr Family, teacher Ann Kelly and mentor Mark Cline, an engineer for Boeing. In their first appearance at FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition), DB was honored with the Motivation Award.
In 2013, DB's team was on the waiting list to compete in the FIRST World Championships, and they were invited to participate!
In 2014, DB's team made the cut for the World Championships because they earned the prestigious Engineering Inspiration Award. Moreover, that year there were only 400 berths world-wide. DB was one of the top 400 teams from around the world! There are over 5,000 teams world-wide in about 80 countries.
2015 - Andrew Barrett, an engineer at Boeing, volunteers as DB's mentor.
2016 - DB's team earns another bid to the World Championship!
Congratulations to our Robotics Team who received a bid to compete in the 2016 World Championships held in St. Louis this year! Thousands of teams from all over the world compete for a spot in Worlds each year, and we are so proud of our team for all their hard work to get there. Over 40,000 participants from 43 countries with over 800 Robots competed this year!
2017 - St. Louis Review article on DB Robotics and the Clavius Project - March 17, 2017
2018 - DB Team 2978 Places 2nd at FIRST Regional Competition - March 2018
- Study the principles of Gracious Professionalism, and practice them consistently
- Bring out the best in ourselves by bringing out the best in each other.
- Model Gracious Professionalism to everyone else in our school community.
- Carry these principles into other aspects of our lives.
- Model each component of the first acronym
- Each of us will develop our unique talents, so we can give back to the world.
- We aim to bring out the best in each other, And they bring out the best un ourselves
- We congratulate each other for good ideas and efforts. We disapprove of negative remarks.
- We shall show the highest level of cheerfulness during the good and bad times. If a teammate begins to express anger we will intervene. Please be respectful of our intervention. We care.
- In our workshop, we engage in productive conversations. During personal breaks, we move other topics outside.
- At the end of every meeting, we clean up our area; when we arrive the next day, we are ready to work.