Strake Jesuit/St. Agnes Robotics Team Place First

For the 2nd consecutive year, Spectrum 3847, the combined Strake Jesuit/St. Agnes Robotics Team, wins a FIRST Regional Engineering Inspiration Award and secures a berth in the FIRST Robotics World Championships!


At the FIRST ((For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) FRC HUB City Regional Tournament in Lubbock,  Spectrum 3847 won the Engineering Inspiration Award and came away with a berth in the 2017 FIRST World Championship which will be held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center from April 19 to 22, 2017.

“We are honored to receive the Engineering Inspiration Award in week one of the competition! This is one of the highest honors a team can receive at a regional event and awards Spectrum 3847 a spot at the 2017 FIRST World Championship. In addition, Spectrum 3847 receives a $5,000 grant from NASA to pay for their Championship registration fee. We look forward to be joining global competition at FIRST Championship April 19-22.” said Engineering Coach Allen Gregory IV.

In addition to the Engineering Inspiration Award, Spectrum was also Regional Finalist at the HUB City Regional in Lubbock. They were chosen by the #2 alliance captain #1477 Texas Torque from the Woodlands, TX and to be the 2nd robot on their alliance. They then picked #159 Alpine Robotics from Fort Collins, CO. They formed a strong alliance and worked their way to the finals. They lost the tiebreaker round to three very qualified teams #1817 Llano Estacado RoboRaiders from Lubbock,  #935 RaileRobotics from Newton, KS and #4063 TriKzR4Kidz from Del Rio, TX.

Spectrum 3847 Competition Schedule

  • Lone Star Central Regional is March 16-18 at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, TX, USA Admission is free. Please come and cheer the team (and their robot) as they compete against other engineering teams from Texas, New Mexico, Mexico and Louisiana.
  • Alamo Regional is April 5 – 8, 2017 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX
  • FIRST World Championships is April 19 to 22 , 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention, Houston, TX.
  • Texas Robotics Invitational – July 1, 2017. Spectrum 3847 will be hosting the off season tournament.


About Spectrum #3847

Spectrum is a FIRST Robotics Team #3847 from Houston, Texas. The team is made up of high school students from St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory  two Catholic college preparatory schools in southwest Houston, Texas. St. Agnes is all-girls, and Strake Jesuit is all-boys. and They work together to spread engineering to others, build robots, and have fun. The team is recognized for their hard work for their outreach in the community and promoting Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) through robotics workshops, service, & mentoring in Texas and China and their use of social media: Instagram, Blog, Tumblr, Flickr, You Tube, Twitter & Facebook.

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. FRC is a six-week competition program for high-school students to build 120 pound (54 kg) robots with help from their mentors, both teachers and engineers from a variety of companies. The students learned about engineering, programming, marketing, media, team work, cooperation, and much more. Each team is organized like a small business with many different tasks for students to do in addition to robot construction. Teams have only been working on their robots since January 13, 2017  when the game was revealed to all the teams.

This year’s reveal was FRC FIRST STEAMWORKS.  The FIRST STEAMWORKS is a game is unique like no other FRC game. This is the first time teams will be on the field during competition. A total of four pilots, two per alliance will be aboard one of two airships on the competition field. This will give team members a firsthand look at the action from within the field. By allowing alliance members inside the game, this year’s challenge offers teams a chance to unleash their build creativity in new and exciting ways. From fueling the boiler, to feeding gears, to team members aboard the airship, to climbing a rope alongside the airship in the last 30 seconds of the competition and more this game has many exciting