On Thursday, March 1, Team 135 enjoyed the great opportunity to be featured on  WNIT Economic Outlook, hosted by former mayor of Mishawaka, Jeff Ray. Two students, Alyssa McNarney & Kelsey Anderson, along with head coach Jim Langfeldt were all featured for the half-an-hour segment. During this time the group spoke on topics such as Penn Robotics’ machining processes, team culture,

February 24, 2018

SME Chapter 30

On February 24th, four Team 135  students attended the SME Chapter 30 Dinner at the Inn at Saint Mary’s in South Bend. We were invited by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to present on our team and our mission, as well as to personally network with engineers and companies in the area. Dinner was served around 6pm, and the event ended about 9pm, after an interesting presentation about Human-AI Relationships.

  On Saturday, February 24, thirty-two of the best FTC teams in the state traveled to Crawfordsville, Indiana to compete in the State Championships to earn a spot at the Super Regionals competition March 15 – 17th. Of the five FTC teams that operate out of Penn, two of them qualified to compete at the state level. Team 4600, the B1NARY B0TS, who were

February 8, 2018

Science Nights

A large part of STEM education is raising awareness to kids and parents as to what it actually is. STEM isn’t just about messing around in a lab or writing complex equations on chalkboards. STEM is cool, and Penn Robotics Team 135 spends time each during the Northpoint Elementary and Mary Frank Elementary “Science Nights” to show young students what robotics and FIRST is all about.