FRobotics was founded in 2011, and competes against teams from the U.S. and across the world as part of the FIRST© Robotics Competition. FIRST© (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to motivate young people to pursue education and jobs in the STEM fields and to encourage leadership skills.
Franklin Regional High School’s robotics club, Team 4150 FRobotics, has been competing since 2012. That year, our team won the Rookie Team Award and the Coopertition Award. In 2013, we were recognized by National Instruments as one of the top ten teams effectively using their LabView software. In the 2014 regionals, our alliance placed second overall, and in the following year we made it to semi-finals. In 2016, one of our students was a finalist for the FIRST Dean’s List award and invited to attend the FIRST Championship. In 2017, one of our mentors won a Mentor of the Year Award. In 2018, we finished the qualifying rounds as the number one team in the Buckeye Regional, and continued to do well at offseason competitions.