Our 2nd Annual Alumni Breakfast was a success! We had a total of 35 Alumni show up with a total of 74 people. The alumni and the students connected well and reminisced on the past 22 years of robotics at Penn. We had alumnus all the way from 2001 to our most recent season attend, with even a 15 minute premiere into a 135 documentary, Our FIRST Journey, created by Evan Smith from

Applied Workshops When most families were celebrating the holidays at home, the Penn High School Robotics lab was bustling with activity on December 27th and 28th as children traveled throughout St. Joseph County to attend Team 135’s annual Winter Workshops. Much like our Summer Camps, 2018’s Winter Workshops brought elementary and middle school students into the world of industrial technology. For two consecutive

On November 28th, 2018 Penn Robotics got invited to take part in an international event called Community FIRST. This event shows that the worldwide FIRST community is connected and they cooperate together to be able to reach out into each teams’ area and spread the word of FIRST. The overall event has been taking place for the last 3 years now and has had over 180 teams in over 18 countries hosting outreach

The Horizon Girl Scouts, and a few boy scouts, asked us to come in on November 20th in order to teach the kids about robotics and meet the requirements for their badges. While there, we taught the kids about Mission to Engineer, programming, CAD and design, and allowed them to drive the Kiwi robot. For their design badge, we had them get into groups of 5 or 6 and draw a robot that they