Stratford STEM Magnet High School’s Academy of Science and Engineering has a FIRST Robotics Team, the Spartabots. The Spartabots will be going to Knoxville, Tennessee with support from Adventure Science Center, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Cummings Station, Doerfer/Wright Industries, Nissan North America, Tennessee State University’s College of Engineering, and Universal Robotics for the FIRST Robotics regional competition the last weekend in March. The competition is a vigorous, intellectual sport valuing brain power utilizing the engineering design process in collaborative teams to design and construct a remotely operated Frisbee throwing robot. The challenge is called Ultimate Ascent where two alliances are formed of three separate teams. The teams compete with their constructed robots in remotely controlling the launching of Frisbees into specified and strategic goals to gain the most points and win the competition. Wish us luck in our first competition.