Originally founded in 2008, Viking Robotics is a FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) Robotics team. We are located at Ballard High School in Seattle, Washington and are now over 50 members strong.
We participate in several FIRST Robotics competition events every year and work to spread information about FIRST and its programs through our community. The benefits of a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) robotics team include problem solving, teamwork, time management, and life skills.
Our alumni now attend schools such as Gonzaga University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Denver, California Polytechnic State University, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Washington University.
Awards
  • District Event Winner, Mt.Vernon(2016, 2014)
  • Quality Award (2016, 2012)
  • Industrial Design Award (2016, 2014)
  • Industrial Safety Award (2015, 2014)
  • Gracious Professionalism Award (2014)
  • Competed at St. Louis Championship (2014, 2012)
  • Team Spirit Award (2013)
  • Seattle Olympic Regional Winner(2012)
  • Coopertition Award (2012)
  • Imagery Award (2011)
Some of our community outreach
  • Mentors for the West Woodland Wildcats elementary school robotics team
  • Mentors for St. Alphonsus elementary school robotics team
  • Library sponsored robotics class for the Green Lake public library
  • Sponsor and host FIRST Lego League competitions at Ballard high school
  • Participated in Syttende Mai parade
  • Together, we have over 2000 community service hours