STEM School Robotics
Welcome to the information website for the STEM School Pythons Robotics Team
Our mission is to revolutionize robotics teams with student leaders and enhanced community outreach to spark interest in STEM fields and inspire younger generations to take hold of their future.
Ways to Join
FRC Technical Team:
This is our main team that focuses on the creation of our main Competition robot. It is made up of a exclusive, talented group of students who have demonstrated interest, ability, and determination. One can join by completing trianing and applying for an interview. This includes our practice team is dedicated to preparing the next lineup of students for FIRST. Students will learn to assemble, disassemble, design, and drive a robot.
The VEX team works to create a robot for a separate competition. They learn to work in a small & heavily team-based environment as they compete in multiple competitions. The over arcing Vex team is made of smaller groups that take thire own robots to the compitions. One can join this team by simply attending a meeting and contacting Mrs. Lowry.
Business & Branding:
The business and branding team supports the rest of the teams by handling important, non-techical things such as social media, graphic designs, fundrasing, award planning, and event scheduling. The business and branding team allows for members to design items, schedule events, and make social media posts. One can join this team by contacting Mr. Vanzant.
Social Media Accounts
STEM Pythons Award History:
* 2017 Rocket City Regional FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award - Ethan Rosenow
* 2018 Rocket City Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
* 2018 Houston World Championship Safety Star of the Day Award - Carson Gamet
Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Innovation
Most Significant Challenge Overcome:
Making a detailed design and making a final decision.
Briefly Describe Your Team History:
2020 will mark our team’s 7th year in existence. We have spent many years ironing out our team organization and training systems. We believe we have it just right.
Team Effort in Promoting FIRST®:
STEM Pythons team members participate in volunteering at First Lego League events and helping the competitors. We also help other FLL and FRC teams in the Chattanooga, TN area.
Our Team's Effort in Promoting STEM Education:
Our team is at STEM School Chattanooga, so everything we do is in part to promote STEM education. Our team uses the skills learned together to excel in our school work, and in our community outreach events to help benefit STEM education.
Our Team's Community Involvement:
We have participated in the Spirit of Innovation Fair, TVA Showcase, and many other events. Additionally, our team plans and organizes our own events such as Car-Bot, Parent's Night Out, Bake Sales, STEM Jubilee, and other robotics outreach events.
Our Team's Sustainability and Fundraising Effort:
Every year, we host multiple fundraising events and participate in many events with our sponsors to create better sustainability and independence for years to come.
Q: How many competitions do we compete in during a school year?
A: 1 competition in Huntsville, AL and 1 - 2 optional competition for FRC. Vex has multiple competitions starting in December.
Q: How long has your team been registered in FRC?
A: Since 2013
Q: Where is your team located?
A: STEM School of Chattanooga on the Chattanooga State campus
Q: How long has there been a STEM School in Chattanooga?
A: Since August 2012
Q: What is special about our team?
A: We are a Student-led team. Our students are the ones that work on the robotots, they contact sponsor, and they make polices. The adults and teachers on ourr team have a minimal role mostly consiting of mentoring.