Our Mission

It is the mission of the students and mentors of Team 135 to inspire future students to explore the unlimited possibilities of STEM. We accomplish this through participating in the FIRST Robotics program, the crafting of an effective robot to perform at competition, and our servitude to the community with pride and devotion.

Jim Langfeldt
Coach

I am a teacher, Penn High School/Robotics Coach Team of FRC 135 and FTC 4600, 4601, 6360, 12091, and 12092. I've been an FRC Coach for 22 years. FTC for 8, FLL coach for 2 years a long time ago, JrFLL for two years at St. Pius.

 I enjoy seeing students engaged in great work that will heavily impact their future! My favorite memory involved in FIRST was winning the Woodie Flowers award in Milwaukee WI(2011) and Winning our 1st Blue Banner at Rose Hulman (2015).
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Scott Shelhart
Coach

 I currently teach machining and manufacturing. This is my first year on a robotics team of any kind. 

One of my contributions to the team is providing a safe shop environment where I can help members learn more about machining, metals, electronics, and system design. I enjoy the educational opportunities that FIRST provides to the students. Beyond the obvious technical challenges, participants learn about business, team building, mentoring, service to others, and teamwork.
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Tara Pieters
Coach

I have coached FLL for 3 years and am in my 14th year of teaching. I teach PLTW IED and DE.

I assist with the business side of FRC and am the hospitality coordinator for the St. Joseph District Events. This is my first full year with FRC and what I like about it is that it is more than just building a robot. Its about Community involvement, tracking business sponsors, fundraising and budgeting. While the design and manufacturing of a robot is the end goal far more work goes into the team then what people see on the outside.
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Contact Us

Location

Penn High School
56100 Bittersweet Road
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

Coaches

Jim Langfeldt
Main Number: (574) 254-2881
Fax Number: (574) 254-2803
Email: jlangfeldt@phm.k12.in.us

Scott Shelhart
Email: sshelhart@phm.k12.in.us