- 1 Officers
- 2 Mentors
- 3 Fall Activities
- 4 FIRST Robotics Competition
- 5 FIRST Technical Challenge
- 6 Off-Season Activities
- 7 Sponsors
- 8 Demographics
- 9 Members
- 10 Documents
- 11 References
- 12 See Also
- 13 External Links
- President: Stephen Mihalko
- Vice-President: Sunny Gupta & Tanner Smith
- Secretary: Kenny Johnson
- Treasurer: Sarah Haddad
- Historian: Bradley McKellar
- YnahteB Renmus
- Fred Smith
- Mary Rutland
- Dallas Corley
- Valerie Strain
- Jarrod Leddy
- Sue McKellar
- Brandon Adams
For the fall season, instead of playing a normal VEX competition to teach the new members, Randy Havner thought it would be fun to build a one-third scale version of the FRC game and play that instead.
FIRST Robotics Competition
This year's FRC game was Lunacy.
This year the Robo Lions built two robots throughout the season. One design was dubbed "Clean Sweep" and the other the "Logan Rover". Both were brought to scrimmage upon where it was decided that the Logan Rover would be the final choice for our team to ship and use at regionals.
- Driver: Daniel Peterson
- Manipulator Driver: Jignesh Dama
- Coach: Stephen Mihalko
- Human Player: Patrick Wortman
The Robo Lions attended both the Peachtree Regional and the Palmetto Regional. Championships was also attended asthe teampaid our way in. The team also attended the G.R.I.T.S. off-season regional at Warner-Robbins.
The team's final ranking was 42nd out of 44 teams, with a win-loss-tie ratio of 1-8-0.
For the Peachtree Regional social, the team hosted their own social at Jarrod Leddy's house. There the team played XBox 360 in a movie room while enjoying ping pong, Rock Band, and card games. The day was also Daniel Peterson's birthday.
At the off season regional G.R.I.T.S.,the teamfought on in the first annual competition eventually winning the regional.
In 2009, the team didn't win any awards at any regionals.
For pictures of this visit, click here.
FIRST Technical Challenge
The team built a robot named "Optimus Prime" that could score in the five point goals as well as get theirselves on and off the field.
They attended the Georgia FTC Tournament where they were alliance captains of the 7th seeded alliance, but they were eliminated in the Semi-Finals.
The FTC game was called Face Off in which robots scored hockey pucks from racks on the side of the field to goals worth either three or five points. Teams could get additional points for getting their robot outside the field.
Here are off-season activities that the team participated in or held while the competing season was not occurring.
In April, the team attended a bill signing at the Georgia Capitol. Governor Sonny Perdue was signing a bill that will increase the pay for certified math and science teachers in the state. The team along with several other FIRST teams drove the robot and witnessed the bill signing.
Teams that attended the event were:
- Gwinnett County Public Schools
- Howard Brothers
- TRS Solutions
- ITT Technical Institute
- Number of Members: 30 (Recorded 46)
- Number of Female Members: 6 (Recorded 16)
- Number of Male Members: 24 (Recorded 30)
- Number of Mentors: 8 (Recorded 3)
- Number of Freshmen: 6 (Recorded 11)
- Number of Sophomores: 6 (Recorded 12)
- Number of Juniors: 8 (Recorded 14)
- Number of Seniors: 9 (Recorded 8)
Data from TIMS
- Number of Female Members: 15
- Number of Male Members: 44
- Number of Engineers & Technicians: 4
- Number of Teachers on Team: 2
- Number of Non-Technical Professionals: 1
- Number of University Faculty Mentors: 0
- Number of University Student Mentors: 0
- Percent of School Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch: 0.00%
- Percent of Black Members: 6.80%
- Percent of White Members: 46.00%
- Percent of Hispanic Members: 1.70%
- Percent of Native American Members: 3.40%
- Percent of Asian Members: 39.00%
- Percent of Other Ethnicity Members: 3.40%
- Number of High School Freshman Members: 18
- Number of High School Sophomores Members: 15
- Number of High School Juniors Members: 15
- Number of High School Seniors Members: 11
- Tanner Smith
- Sunny Gupta
- Tyler Thornton
- Samir Jain
- Brittany Davis
- Garrett Rutland
- Daniel Peterson
- Archit Bhise
- Thomas Lindtner
- Yenny Su
- Stephen Mihalko
- Soloman Park
- James Hall
- Justin Parker
- James Bittner
- Patrick Wortman
- David Carr
- Cameron Tedone
- Jignesh Dama
- Malav Ghia
- Deepan Mehta
- Logan Su
- Madison Meeks
- Bradley McKellar
- Kenny Johnson
- Sarah Haddad
- Michael Kapp
- Hanna Lin
- Nancy Ouyang
- Britney Mason
- Photo Gallery
- Official USFIRST 2009 Peachtree Regional Results
- The Blue Alliance - 1261 in 2009
- Photo Gallery for Governor Bill Signing