ONW Robotics Team Competes in 2022 Regionals

  • May 6, 2022 - The Olathe Northwest FIRST Robotics team 1710, “The Ravonics Revolution”, recently came home as a finalist and with the Chairman’s Award from the FIRST Robotics Rocket City Regionals in Huntsville, AL. 

    FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school competition program designed to inspire students to be leaders and innovators in science and technology. The Chairman’s Award is given to a team that models FIRST’s mission. Andrew Edmondson, ONW Engineering Academy Facilitator, received the following email from a FIRST judge:

    “I am one of the judges for the upcoming robotics competition and I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with your program. I have been involved in manufacturing for over 40 years as a Tool & Die Maker and Tooling Manager with project oversight for stampings and new equipment. I was really impressed with each student having a specific job and learning how to work together as a team based on those roles, the time management, pros and cons research on different designs, material analysis, etc., etc. I rarely see this kind of analysis and research from the new engineers we hire. Keep up the good work, you are teaching these young individuals some amazing skills that will make them very valuable to a future employer.”

    Robotics students holding Chairman's Award

Excellence in Engineering Education Award

  • March 28, 2022 - Congratulations to Bruce Wellman, Engineering Academy and Science Teacher at Olathe Northwest High School, for receiving the Northrop Grumman Foundation Excellence in Engineering Education Award from the National Science & Technology Association (NSTA) and $5000.00 to the Engineering Academy.

    Program Summary - This award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education as outlined in the NSTA Position Statement on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Section II Conceptual Shifts in the NGSS.

    Award - This award consists of $5000 for classroom materials and equipment, a cash prize of $3000 and another $2000 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.  

    For more information on this award, please visit the Northrop Grumman Award Flyer.


    Mr. Wellman Official photo at awards ceremony