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Welcome to the LASA Robotics Website!  This website is the home of the robotics team at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin, TX.  We compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (as FTC4290 and FTC5998) and the FIRST Robotics Competition (as FRC418) robotics competitions.

Important Team Meeting Info
Come Join the LASA Robotics team, new and returning members!
Be part of the fun!

New students interested in joining LASA Robotics are to come during lunch on Thursday, Sept 4th or Friday, Sept 5th to Mr. Bertucci's classroom 108 in the basement of LASA HS.  They will learn more about the team activities and opportunities for them on the team. 

All students and parents are cordially invited to a team kickoff party on Friday, Sept 5th 6-8PM in Northwest Hills to meet with other team members, the coach and mentors. 

RSVP for address and directions to the kickoff at
For more information, contact

Mission Statement
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-guided, student based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

In the News
  • PHirewire in Action
    PHirewire's last shoot from the World Championships...

    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 2:40 PM by Arthur Pachachura
  • SMART Camp Registration Open!
    Registration is now open! The LASA HS Robotics Team presents Science, Math, and Robotics Technology (SMART) Camp for elementary and middle school-aged students. Please join us on Saturday, June 28, 2014 or August 9th, 2014 for a 2-hour session building robots and accomplishing tasks with LEGO® Mindstorms® kits. We welcome brand-new beginners as well as repeat and advanced campers who want more time working with the award winning LASA Robotics team members in a challenging and supportive environment.

    Programming campers (age 8-14) will work in small teams with LASA Robotics Mentors to build a basic LEGO Mindstorms robot and learn to write basic programs to accomplish simple tasks. In this session campers will learn how to control motors, program sensors, and learn to effectively use them. This session is highly recommended for students who have little or no Mindstorm experience.

    Strategy/Building campers (age 10-14) will work in small teams with LASA Robotics Mentors on challenges to design, build, and program robots to complete a given design task. This session is a mock 6-week robotics build session where students will be presented with a game task, will work with mentors to brainstorm solutions, and will design, build, and program a robot to solve the task. At the end of the session, student teams will compete with each other with their built robots. This session is not recommended for students who have little or no Mindstorm experience.

    Camps will be held on Saturday, June 28th and again on August 9th at Zavala Elementary School located at 310 Robert Martinez, Jr. St. Austin, TX 78702 . All campers will receive a snack and a very cool LASA Robotics SMART Camp T-shirt!

    Programming – 2 hours : Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
    Starting at: 10:00AM, 1PM & 3:30PM

    Strategy/Building Camp – 3 hours : Cost: $50 in advance, $55 at the door
    Starting at: 9AM & 1PM

    All proceeds benefit the LASA Robotics Team. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
    Posted May 5, 2014, 4:53 PM by Arthur Pachachura
  • LASA Robotics Advances to FIRST Robotics World Championship

    March 2014

    Congratulations to the LASA Robotics team for another fine showing!  They competed in the Arkansas Regional March 6-8 and advanced to the semi-final competition of the FIRST FRC Robot Competition.  At this competition, they won several awards including the Entrepreneurs award and the Engineering Inspiration Award, sponsored by NASA which not only advances them to the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis but pays for the team's registration fee.

    A group image after a spectacular performance!

    Posted Mar 22, 2014, 9:07 AM by Arthur Pachachura
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