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For the first time in school history, SLUH’s robotics team advanced as a championship round selector (instead of a hopeful selectee) at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) - St. Louis Regional, held March 13-16 at Chaifetz Arena. The Jr. Bills, who finished 8th out of 48 teams in preliminaries, were in first place most of the first day of competition and reached the quarterfinals before some tough-luck losses.
FRC is a popular robotics-based competition that teams engineering professionals and high school students to solve real-world engineering problems in fun, rewarding and inspiring ways. Each team must solve a common problem designing, building and programming their robot in a six-week time frame using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules.
As a result of SLUH’s success at the regional competition, the RoboBills were invited to the Missouri Championship competition held at Lindenwood University.