We are a robotics community preparing students for today’s workforce. We recognize the importance of STEM education in Adventist schools. We know that students involved in our programs learn much more than robotics. They learn marketing, time-management, communication skills, and creative problem solving in a fun and engaging way.

Sponsored by the Office of Education at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Adventist Robotics was started in 2004 by a group of educators led by Mel Wade. Adventist Robotics operates FIRST™ robotics tournaments and STEM engagements across the United States for students in Pre-K thru 12th grade.

North American Division

Director: Mel Wade

North Pacific

Walla Walla Valley Academy
Director:  Keith Wells 509-525-1050

El Dorado Regional

Event Location:  El Dorado Adventist School, Placerville, CA
Director: Gayle Norton 530-622-3560

Southern California

Southern and Southeastern California Conferences
Event Location: La Sierra University
Director: James Willis  818-546-8456


Ohio Conference/Kettering College
Director: Rick Bianco


Pine Forge Academy
Director: Khandi Cooper


Breath of Life / Oakwood University
Director: Carlton Byrd


Event Location: Forest Lake Academy
Director: Robert Henley

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  1. […] Adventist Robotics’ website states its history and mission: “The Adventist Robotics League is sponsored by the Office of Education at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and is a US FIRST Affiliate Partner.  The Adventist Robotics League was started in 2002 by a group of educators led by Mel Wade. Its goal is to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to provide unique academic and social skill learning opportunities through robotics in Adventist schools across North America. The Adventist Robotics League operates a number of FLL Qualifying Tournaments across the United States and one FLL Championship Tournament each year. The Adventist Robotics League looks forward to continued growth and expansion in both the elementary focused FLL and FIRST Tech Challenge for high school students.” […]

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