The “Robo-Lions” FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 2199 is Carroll County’s only such team. The FIRST Robotics Competition is the Major Leagues of K-12 Robotics, the most elite level of competition available. The team is given 6 weeks to build a 120 pound robot from scratch, given a basic kit of parts, to play a new game which is announced each January. Robots compete in alliances of 3 versus 3 to outscore their opposing alliances in Regional Competitions held in major cities and colleges throughout the country. Winners in key categories go on to compete in the World Championships held at the end of April each year. Team 2199 is also one of the top 5 overall teams in Maryland and has earned a bid to the World Championships in 2011 and 2013. They have won a Regional Award per year since 2009 – seven awards in seven years in six different cities. See our Awards page for the complete list of honors.
The Robo-Lions are the lead team of Partnership and Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship, a 501(c)(3) not for profit dedicated to promoting K-12 STEM interest via FIRST Robotics. The team is truly “The Pride of Carroll County” owing much of its success to their partners and their dedicated team of mentors!