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
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 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
Adventist Robotics Cancelation Policy
The decision to reschedule or cancel an event is not undertaken lightly. The situations most likely to cause this include, but are not limited to:
- Severe weather conditions
- Exceptional circumstances (including extended power outage, loss of heating/air conditioning, lof of water, fire, natural disasters, etc.)
- Significant illness that might involve the closing of a facility prior to an event.
Adventist Robotics and the Event Host will determine if there will be a delay, early dismissal, or cancellation of the event. Cancellation of the event will be announced in the emails sent to the team’s main and alternate contacts as designated in teh team’s registration with FIRST and on the Adventist Robotics Facebook and Twitter pages. If a tournament is cancelled, advancement slots will be decided by lottery. Registration fees will not be returned to the teams as they have already been ussed to purchase materials for the event.