The Sharon Tiger Techs Robotics Teams are located in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a small western Pennsylvania town located halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie.

The Sharon Robotics Program is growing and involves students in grades K-12.  The newest level , FIRST LEGO League Discover,  started in 2022 for all kindergarten and first grade students.  After-school teams consist of two FIRST LEGO League Explore Teams, two FIRST LEGO League Challenge Teams (FLL) teams, and one FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team. The first FLL team started during the fall of 2010 with eight members and has since grown to 50 total members on all five robotics teams. Each team has a home base located within the school district: Case Avenue Elementary School and Sharon Middle-High School.

Overall, the Sharon Tiger Techs are in their 13th season with FIRST LEGO League (FLL).  The Sharon High Robotics Team is in their 6th year.

Every year teams are introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing field. The FIRST program builds science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills. Teams have competed at regional, state, and national/international tournaments.

Throughout each season, the Techs are thrilled to share what they have learned with other teams.   This is called Coopertition and Gracious Professionalism.  The Techs mentor other teams locally and internationally to help them learn the most out of the FIRST program.  To learn more about how the Techs mentor others, check out our link under our “Learning” page.

In addition to mentoring other teams, the robotics teams are very active in their community.  The robotics teams enjoy “giving back” to the community that supports them by participating and impacting hundreds of children in the STEM fields at local and regional events. The Sharon Robotics Teams setup their mobile robotics lab to showcase their very own Robot”Art”, robot driving with their EV3 Mindstorm creations, and programming lessons to kids of all ages. The teams are appreciative of all the support they receive while at these community events.  To learn more about our community involvement, check out our “Upcoming Events” page.

To read more about the Tech Tale, please click on the “Paws”itive News page.

Sharon Tiger Techs – Team Black #577 and Team Orange #578 Accomplishments:

2021-2022:  Cargo Connect

  • First Place Champions’ Award/First Place Robot (Team Black):  Erie
  • First Place Core Values (Team Black):  Razorback Invitational
  • Third Place Champions’ Award/Second Place Robot (Team Orange): Erie
    • Advancement to the Western Edge Virtual Invitational
  • Global Innovation Award (Team Black): Erie
    • “Sharon robotics projects fare well in competitions,” Sharon Herald (Read more)
    • “Participation in robotics opens career opportunities for Sharon grads,” Sharon Herald (Read more)
    • “Sharon Robotics Shows Off State, National, and Global Presence,” Youngstown Business Journal (Read more)
    • “Sharon Robotics Teams Compete and Gain Skills for the Future,” Youngstown Business Journal (Read more)
    • “Go Bots, Go,” Greenville Record Argus (Read more)

2020-2021:  RePlay

  • First Place Champions’ Award/Second Place Robot (Team Orange):  Erie
  • Second Place Champions’ Award/First Place Robot (Team Black): Erie
  • Global Innovation Award (Team Orange): Erie
    • “Sharon Tiger Techs Win Big in Annual Showdown” Sharon Herald (Read more)
    • “Sharon Tiger Techs help get community active” WFMJ Today TV-21 (Read more)
    • “Sharon robotics community project help older adults, kids stay active” WKBN TV-27 /33 News (Read more)
  • First Place Innovation Project (Team Orange): Virtual Open Invitational
  • Core Values Runner-Up (Team Back): Virtual Open Invitational 

2019-2020:  City Shaper

  • First Place Champions’ Award (Team Black):  Pittsburgh
  • Second Place Champions’ Award (Team Orange): Pittsburgh
  • Global Innovation Award (Team Orange): Pittsburgh
    • “Sharon STEM program provides students with new experiences, life lessons,” WKBN TV-27/33 News (Read more)
    • “Sharon robotics teams solve community issues,” WFMJ Today TV-21 (Read more)
    • “Sharon Robotics Teams Advance to World Contests,” Youngstown Business Journal (Read more)

2018-2019: Into Orbit

  • First Place Champions’ Award (Team Orange):  Pittsburgh
  • Second Place Champions’ Award (Team Black): Pittsburgh
  • Global Innovation Award (Team Orange): Pittsburgh
  • Global Innovation Award Semi-Finalist (Team Orange):  San Jose, California
  • First Place Inspiration (Team Orange):  World Festival, Detroit
  • Second Place Champions’ Award (Team Black):  North American Open: LEGOLAND

2017-2018: Hydrodynamics 

  • Third Place Champions’ Award (Team Black): Pittsburgh
  • First Place Gracious Professionalism (Team Orange): North American Open: LEGOLAND

2016-2017: Animal Allies 

  • Second Place Champions’ Award (Team Black): Pittsburgh
  • Second Place Mechanical Design (Team Black): North American Open: LEGOLAND

2015-2016: Trash Trek

  • Third Place Champions’ Award (Team Black): Pittsburgh
  • Advancement to North American Open: LEGOLAND