The SciBorg Story



The SciBorg Story

The PART SciBorgs FRC Team 4061 competes under the nonprofit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) as part of the high school aged FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) league.  We are a new and growing team entering our sixth season.  We are a Washington State University Extension 4-H club and not directly affiliated with a school.  As a result the team consists of high school students from multiple local schools and home schooling and is open to students throughout the Palouse region (both Washington and Idaho).  The team is mentored by a committed group of local engineering and business professionals.  Our first five seasons have been very successful, learning a lot, building very competitive and reliable robots.

You can see the SciBorgs and our amazing robots in action on YouTube.

Cost – $100 supplies and materials fee per student plus travel expenses (hardship sponsorships are available)

Time Commitment – The team will start the season by meeting 2-3 times per week and as we approach the stop-build date this could increase to 4-6 days per week which can include weekends.  We understand that our students have other activities and commitments and work with each student to develop a level of time commitment that works for them and the team.


September through December – Pre-season recruiting, training, fundraising, and preparation meetings/activities

January 7th – 2017 season kick-off

45 day build season

2/21/17 – Stop building

2/22/17 through 3/2/17 – Competition preparation

3/3/17 to 3/4/17 – West Valley District Event, Spokane Valley, WA

3/17/17 to 3/18/17 – CWU District Event, Ellensburg, WA

4/6/17 to 4/8/17 – Pacific Northwest District Championship, EWU-Cheney, WA

and if we do as well as we did last year (fingers crossed!)………..

4/19/17 to 4/22/17 – World Championship, Houston, TX


If you are interested in joining, volunteering, or would like to know more please contact Steve Warnecke, Lead Mentor at