Founded in 2012 as the first robotics team in Sudbury, Lo-Ellen Robotics consists of dozens students who endeavour to spread STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) throughout the community. Since its inception, the group has competed in numerous FIRST Robotics Competitions(FRC) winning awards and qualifying for World Competitions 3times in 5 years.
Throughout the year, the team promotes STEM culture at local events such as Science North Canada Day, Engineering Week, FLL Regional events, Go Eng Girl, and WISE Engineering Olympics. Lo-Ellen Robotics has started and mentored several other Sudbury FRC and FLL teams. Lo-Ellen Robotics believes in inspiring young people to be tomorrow's science and technology leaders. Team alumnus have received scholarships, internships, and academic opportunities made possible by the robotics community.
Stronghold was the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game. In this game the robots objective was to pass through various defenses and shoot boulders into the enemy tower. This robot was awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award for its unique and effective design .Lo-Ellen's 2016 robot is called Skoll.
Recycle Rush is the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game. Robots stack totes and recycle bins on scoring platforms. Lo-Ellen's 2015 robot is named Promethius.
Aerial Assist is the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition game. It entails passing a large ball between robots and shooting it into goals. Lo-Ellen's 2014 robot is named Atlas.
Ultimate Ascent is the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition game. It is styled similarly to ultimate frisbee. Robots shoot frisbees into elevated targets and climb a steel pyramid. Lo-Ellen`s 2013 robot is named Hyperion. It shoots frisbees extremely fast and consistent.
Rebound Rumble is the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition game. It is similar to basketball. Robots shoot balls into hoops and balance on bridges. Lo-Ellen's 2012 robot was named Titan. It shoots basketballs.