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Thank you!

Our team is excited, and relieved, to finish the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Season, FIRST Stronghold! We had a fantastic season, winning the Entrepreneurship Award at the Rocket City Regional and the Media and Technology Innovation Award by Comcast NBCUniversal at the FIRST Championships, as well as building an excellent robot, the Duke of Defenses! Our team is so excited for the next season!

The L&N STEMpunks

We're students from the L&N STEM Academy with a passion to learn and innovate. We work to spread STEM education and FIRST programs throughout the East Tennessee region. Although the FIRST Robotics Competition focuses on building robots, many of our members specialize in other fields such as design, business management, media production, and programming.

L&N STEM Academy

Our team is based at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. The L&N STEM Academy is a public magnet high school with a lottery system, ranked 6th in the state. We're a short walk away from the iconic Sunsphere and Knoxville's vibrant downtown center.



FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-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.