Members of the Glenelg High School robotics squad are, back row: Ryan Bacon, Patrick Mullinix, Mark Carman, Raymond Gerstner, Benjamin Perlman, Dean Sheridan, Matthew Owen, Nicholas Lawson, Michael Borkowski, Robert Borkowski, and front row:  Ben Miller, Colleen Reagan, Jimmy Mielke, Yash Shah, Robert Anderson. 
Not pictured are   Meghan Finnan, Connor Hall, Evan Paregol, Sharon Puthumana, and Ross Vechery, 

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Team 888
Throughout our twelve years of being Team 888 Glenelg Robotiators (Robot-Gladiators), the team has built more than just robots; we have made friendships that will last a lifetime and build character. Each season brings the creativity out of everyone. The team works together on making designs, building prototypes, and finishing the task. Dean Sheridan started robotics back in 2002, and started the program as a class for school then turning into an after school club. Our team is unique because students design and build robots, function without outside assistance, and work with each other to overcome challenges.


Founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, the non-profit For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST, reaches out to many students to introduce them to the world of science, technology, engineering, and math, with innovative programs and challenges.  With programs geared towards students from Kindergarten through High School, FIRST has reached out to over 300,000 students across the country.  FIRST has over 3,500 sponsoring organizations, and offers over $16 million in scholarship opportunities to students in the FIRST program.  


We are grateful to all our wonderful mentors, especially:

Dean Sheridan (Coach)

Raymond Gerstner

Candace Gerstner 

Maureen Hammond

Dean Sheridan just won the Commodore Rodgers Mentor Award at the 2014 Battle O' Baltimore off-season competition.

We won the Innovation in Control Award at both competitions we attended in 2013!