Kilroy Robotics was founded in 1999 to inspire members of the community, young and old, to build an interest and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and all that these fields encompass. They encourage students to build the community, teamwork, leadership, and technical skills necessary to pursue their future goals.
Kilroy Robotics competes regionally, nationally and internationally as FIRST Robotics Competition Team 339. The student-led team consists of high school students from Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties. This year the 32 member team is 53% female, with 27 of the members from Stafford. Together, with their mentors, they design, construct, and program a robot each competition season and excite younger students about STEM through local elementary and middle school demonstrations and presentations.
The Kilroy Robotics team doesn’t just build robots; they also directly impacted thousands in the surrounding community and overseas. An increase in membership over the past four years has enabled the team to expand their outreach programs, ranging from an annual food drive to writing letters to soldiers overseas.
The Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is once again proud to grant the students of Kilroy Robotics with an $8,000 grant to assist them with their continued competitions and outreach programs. Stafford County and the EDA wish Kilroy Robotic the best of luck and much success in their future competitions.