Penn Robotics was started 22 years ago by Jim Langfeldt. Prior to this time, no one in Northern Indiana had ever heard of FIRST or of a competitive robotics team. Team 135 was the first FRC team created in Mishawaka, and has introduced generations of Penn High School students to the love of STEM. This year’s 2018-2019 lineup is overseen by Head Coach Jim Langfeldt and Assistant Coaches Scott Shelhart and Tara Pieters. There is a current enrollment of 44 students with many more to come. Over 400 students have graduated from our team, and have gone on to be engineers, innovators, and problem-solvers. Through innovation and ingenuity, the Black Knights have drawn students out of their comfort zones and created a close-knit learning community for teammates of all types. We pride ourselves on inclusivity and aim to expand our reach with each passing year. 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.