2015 Livonia District Team Photo

Team Photo

Livonia District Competition!


Welcome to the official website of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 313: The Bionic Zebras!

What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Not only do they learn about how robots function, they also learn important skills that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
There are four programs in FIRST:
    Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) involving children from ages 6 to 9.
    FIRST LEGO League (FLL) involving children from ages 9 to 14.
    FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) involving high-schoolers.
    FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) involving high-schoolers. (This is what we do)

2016-2017 Events

  1. Ann Arbor Pioneer Event (3/9/2017 - 3/11/2017)
  2. Woodhaven Event (3/23/2017 - 3/25/2017)

Team Roster

  1. Josh Barnett
  2. Karl Heinrich
  3. Donnie Castaldini
  4. Josh Johnson
  5. Beth Tolliver
  6. Kelly Barnett
  7. Trevor Davis
  8. Nick Curry
  9. Kayla Vuich
  10. Mason Webb
  11. Jason Spurlock
  12. Shana Totten
  13. Naaman Chaudray
  14. Christian Jones
  1. Oliver Gietzen (President)
  2. Al Jones (Vice President)
  3. Teddy Ivanac (Build and Business Captain)
  4. Joshua Johnson (Design and Safety Captain)
  5. Mitchell Castaldini (IT Captain)
  6. Curtis Bell (PR Captain)
  7. Lisa Balasa (Executive Advisor)
  8. Christian Escalante (Executive Advisor)
  9. Gabriel Ernest (Executive Advisor)
  10. John Washington
  11. Natalie Decker
  12. Bria Quick

Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide students educational opportunities to learn and engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the FIRST Robotics program. We encourage and inspire students to follow a career path focusing on these subjects we find vital to their success in a changing world. Over the years, we have received awards for our accomplishments and we aspire to become a major contender at the FRC International Competition.