COME ONE, COME ALL! MAY 10th 5-7 pm 10th Anniversary Open House

Bainbridge High’s award-winning and championship competing FIRST ( Robotics Team – the team the Bainbridge Review sponsors – Spartronics 4915 is hosting its 10th Anniversary Open House next Wednesday, May 10 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
This is an all-island Robotics team event as Spartronics, a student-led FIRST Robotics Team (FRC), will be joined by younger students from other local robotics teams, including a FIRST Lego League (FLL) team from St. Cecilia’s. There will be free refreshments at the event.
It will be held in the new CTE Building at Bainbridge High School – 100 Building – with students demonstrating robots in action as well as the mechanics, electronics, CAD design, and programming that goes into the creation of these robots. The Business and Marketing subteam will show the effort that goes into fundraising and promoting the team year-round with its community outreach activities and its massive online social media engagement.
FIRST Robotics was co-founded by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen and the late MIT Emeritus Professor Woodie Flowers in 1989. Their goal was to inspire young people’s interest in science and technology with robot-building activities dubbed “Sports for the Mind.” It’s known as the “only school sport where every student can turn pro if they choose.”
It’s a free event open to all ages!

Spartronics MOHI Visit

Two Days ago, three Spartronics members – Maxwell, Carly and Calvin – and Mentor Kevin Hawkins helped to represent FIRST Washington at a fantastic special event last night at MOHAI. Doña Keating – a former Spartronics Mentor and now FIRST WA Board – member invited Spartronics 4915 to the 2023 Innovation Exchange event with top leaders and representatives from throughout Seattle’s burgeoning Space and established Aerospace industries.

They had many amazing speakers and panelists including:

Phil Joyce Senior Vice President, Blue Origin

Tim Kienberger Chief Executive Officer, LeoStella

Brian E. O’Toole Chief Executive Officer, BlackSky

Mike Sinnett Vice President and General Manager, The Boeing Company

Sarah HQ Li, Aeronautics and Aerospace College of Engineering, University of Washington

Skye Mceowen, Aeronautics and Aerospace College of Engineering, University of Washington

Skye gave a shoutout to FIRST as she’s an alumni of Skunkworks Team 1983. Skye told the over 100 people in attendance she is where she is today because of her start with FIRST robotics! Several other panelists gave praise to robotics for students.

Our own Calvin, a sophomore Business and Marketing subteam member, was able to ask one of the few audience questions during the stellar panel, receiving huge applause when he introduced himself as a member of Spartronics FIRST Team 4915.


It was great for our newer students to meet Doña and her husband Charles Keating and daughter Merrill. Merrill is a Spartronics alumni, leaving us for early admission into UW where she is Mechanical Engineer Major with a minor in Applied Math. A special thank you to Dona and especially the staff at MOHAI who were gracious and super welcoming to our team!