We are the WorBots, a team dedicated to making the gears turn in Worthington, Ohio by fostering STEM education and inspiration throughout our community. As a member of the FIRST Robotics Competition, we are not just building robots, we are building the future of Ohio’s STEM workforce. In only six weeks, we design, prototype, build, and program a robot, acting as a microcosm of real-world STEM industries and developing crucial skills in youth across our team and community. As a culmination of this work, we seasonally compete alongside thousands of teams from across the globe with sights set on the World Championship.
Established in 2012, the WorBots are dedicated to cultivating a culture of STEM in Worthington, Ohio by engaging, inspiring, and impacting our community. We join both Worthington high schools, Worthington Kilbourne (WKHS) and Thomas Worthington (TWHS), as partners in STEM education and inspiration. For twelve years, we have brought STEM to our community sealing the gap between our rivaling high schools to make STEM ubiquitous throughout our community.
In twelve years, our vision for a K-12 pathway has paved the way for lifelong opportunities starting in kindergarten and extending to careers in engineering. Our work has not just built learning opportunities; it has made a concrete impact through expanded STEM spaces in our district, connections with local leaders allowing us to further build STEM education in Worthington and beyond, and projects expanding STEM where it once was not. As WorBots, we have joined two “rivaling” schools to create an impact felt by thousands—not only cultivating a culture of STEM in Worthington, Ohio but reaching far beyond.
Our mission is to cultivate a culture of STEM in Worthington, Ohio through:
⛭ Engaging the community through our STEM
and non-STEM outreach
⛭ Inspiring future generations of lifelong STEM
learners through our constantly improving
cohesive K-12 pathway while increasing
retention and diversity in STEM fields
⛭ Impacting our community through giveback
activities and contributing to the workforce
with our growing internship programs