The team’s roots began early with FIRST in 1993 when Dean Kamen visited P&G in Cincinnati regarding sponsorship and teams. Teams were started by P&G at Walnut Hills High School and Aiken High School. Both teams competed in the 1994 and 1995 seasons. After the 1995 season, the Aiken High School team disbanded. The Walnut Hills High School team continued and had many successful seasons until the team relocated to Northwest High School. Here the team was assigned FRC Team number 144. The team enhanced partnerships and fostered many additional partners in the four years of competition at the school. The team had very successful seasons with student learning being the focus.
In 2002 the team moved yet again to Lakota East High School and was unable to keep its number and was given its new/current number, 1038. The team had many successful seasons working within the school, but still struggled to gain the much needed school support that many other teams gain. In 2011, the team lost its space within the school and was “homeless” for about 8 months until landing at the Forest Fair Village Mall. There, the team was able to expand their outreach efforts, mechanical capabilities, community recruitment, and transform from being just a team to a Program.
Regaining the support of Lakota, we relocated and downsized to the old Lakota Enrollment Center, with the hope of raising enough funds to purchase our own dedicated space so we can expand once again and further our community outreach. Having student members from multiple different schools around the region, we are working to develop new partnerships to ensure a thriving bright future for the program.
In the future, we are looking to build the Paul George STEM Learning Center to house our robotics team and the community. We would like to house an FRC field, a wood shop, a controls lab, and more! We are currently fundraising money for this 200,000 sq. ft. space.
2023 Game: Charged Up
2023 Game: Charged Up Check out this game reveal video! Robot Name: NichKnack Field and Scoring Charged Up is played on a 27 feet (8.2 m) by 54 feet (16 m) field covered in grey carpet. The
2022 Game: Rapid React
2022 Game: Rapid React Check out this game reveal video! Robot Name: Bobarazzi Field and Scoring Rapid React is played on a 27 ft. (~823 cm) by 54 ft. (~1646 cm) field covered in grey
2021 Game: Infinite Recharge at Home
2021 Game: Infinite Recharge at Home See also: 2020 Game: Infinite Recharge Check out this game reveal video! Robot Name: Bampás About the robot name In loving memory of Paul George: a passionate mentor and
2020 Game: Infinite Recharge
2020 Game: Infinite Recharge Check out this game reveal video! Robot Name: Bampás About the robot name In loving memory of Paul George: a passionate mentor and caring friend.(June 29, 1954 – January 15, 2020,
2019 Game: Destination Deep Space
2019 Game: Destination Deep Space Check out this game reveal video! Robot Name: Oggsmonaut Field Destination: Deep Space is played on a 27 ft (823 cm) by 54 ft (1646 cm) field that is
2018 Game: FIRST Power Up
2018 Game: FIRST Power Up Check out this game reveal video! Robot Name: Power Up Paul George (P-UPG) Field FIRST Power Up is played on a 27 ft (823 cm) by 54 ft (1646 cm) field that is covered
2017 Game: FIRST Steamworks
2017 Game: FIRST Steamworks Robot Name: Double Trouble Dan In Loving Memory of Dan Deganis (March 13, 1963 – February 8, 2017) Field FIRST Steamworks is played on a field 27ft (823cm) by 54ft 4in
2016 Game: FIRST Stronghold
2016 Game: FIRST Stronghold Robot Name: Robinhood Field The playing field is divided into red and blue alliance sections, separated by a neutral zone that contains boulders. Each section contains a courtyard, an area for
2015 Game: Recycle Rush
2015 Game: Recycle Rush Robot Name: Relicycle Game Overview RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game designed for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). It is played by two Alliances of three Teams each. Alliances compete
2014 Game: Aerial Assist
2014 Game: Aerial Assist Robot Name: Jiminy-Flik-It Match Periods In Aerial Assist, each match is 2 minutes and 30 seconds long, and consists of 2 periods. Autonomous – first 10 seconds. Code on the robots is remotely