FRC Team 5417 formed on September 1, 2014 as an extension of the newly formed robotics classes and club at Allen High School in Allen, TX. The student leadership of Eagle Robotics voted to participate in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) as a way to advance robotics programs within Allen ISD. Initially known as A-Team Robotics, they began with 15 students, of which only one was female. This year, we have grown to a program of 52 students, of which 16 are female. Eagle Robotics teaches tomorrow’s STEM leaders the skills they need to design and build a robot while they prepare for the FRC competition, along with networking and professional skills. As part of our long-term plans to turn our school district into a haven for robotics, our team wasted no time in creating and mentoring additional FIRST teams at elementary and middle schools in our district. We participate in educational field trips, host speakers and local business councils, and continue to create brand awareness through outreach events.



Unified Robotics

Special Olympics Unified robotics is a program dedicated to opening doors to include intellectually disabled students, athletes, in STEM activities and careers. Throughout a ten week build season, partners from our team work with athletes to develop a LEGO Mindstorms robot for a club competition. Through the Unified experience, each athlete learns how to work and communicate in their teams, showing them that they too can be future STEM leaders.



Girls Advocating for the Love of STEAM is a platform for high school girls to connect elementary school students with the science behind everyday activities. We developed our own innovative curriculum of experiments, lesson plans, and resources that promote the message “STEM is everywhere!” Through GALS, we are working to empower other girls to be confident in their passion for STEM.