Our mission is to spread FIRST’s message. We inspire interest in science and
technology by participating in FIRST’s Robotic competition and various community
events. Each year we work to involve the student boy and inspire younger students to
be involved. We are a tightly bonded group of students who dedicate themselves to
science, technology and the act of gracious professionalism.
We are a very hard working team with remarkable amount of determination to get any
job done in a safe and timely manner. With limited resources in our current situation,
we have managed to maintain our efforts to complete our work.
While important, building a robot is not our team’s number one objective. The most
important part of our team is gaining skills one can use as a young engineer to work
together through conflicts that arise throughout the 6 week build season.
We have a commitment to other teams as well, as we are part of FIRST Force, an
organization where local mid-valley teams work together cooperatively.
Spartan Robotics Team 997 is associated with Corvallis High School which is located in
the heart of the mid-Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Oregon. The team formed in fall of
2001 as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition League. In the 11 years of
competition, Team 997 has received an award recognition in 9 of those 11 years. This
- 2002 – Rookie All-Stars
- 2004 – Team Spirit and Entrepreneurship Awards
- 2005 – Innovation in Controls award
- 2006 – Innovation in Controls award
- 2007 – Creativity Award, Regional Winners
- 2008 – Woodie Flowers Mentor – Manley Thompson
- 2010 – Regional Winners
- 2012 – Coopertition Award