Team News


May 15, 2018

The Denison ISD Administration and Board of Trustees invited each member of our robotics team to their annual meeting at Denison High School to receive an award recognizing our achievement of placing third at Texas B.E.S.T's State competition. Our Vice President was also recognized for taking second place with the Engineering Notebook at State. We are so grateful to be honored with these awards and are so incredibly blessed to have such awesome support from our school and community.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, teachers, and mentors who have made all of our achievements possible!


May 3, 2018

Mr. Engineer teamed up with the Denison High School robotics team for their annual Gadgets and Gears Auto Show. Our team made the awards, put on robot demonstrations, and served as judges for the auto show. We are ever so grateful for the donations from the event that benefitted the Denison High School Robotics program.

Thank you to Mr. Engineer, Main Street Motors, and all of the sponsors of the event for supporting DHS Robotics.


April 28, 2018

Our robotics team had their second annual Robotics Banquet to celebrate all the achievements of this year. We invited the friends and families of our team members as well as all of our team's sponsors. With food, videos, speeches, student awards, and robot demonstrations, our banquet hit the highlights of the 2017-2018 year and left our students excited for the years to come.


January 8, 2018

The Denison High School Robotics Team from Denison, Texas, was dressed to impress as they headed to the state robotics competition December 7–9 for the eighth year in a row. Composed of 44 students, the team received brand new polo shirts at the beginning of the school year from UniFirst Corporation.

The Denison Robotics Team proudly wears their UniFirst Tricolor Micro Piqué Polos that are smooth, snag-resistant, and moisture wicking with three colors on the shoulders and personalized with the team name on the left chest. When UniFirst branch manager Carl Beauregard heard that a few of the students on the team needed new team uniforms for a "marketing presentation" to fundraise and solicit community support for the team, he was determined to get new polo shirts for all 44 team members, including Denison Robotics team instructors Spencer Barnett and Aaron Pridemore, so they could look their best throughout the competition season....

Read more at UniFirst's website.


December 11, 2017

Our robotics team has had the honor of being featured in an article on KTEN's website! We are very grateful for KTEN's recognition of our 3rd place win at Texas B.E.S.T. and are so blessed to have such a supportive community.

Click here to read KTEN's article!


December 9, 2017

Our team placed among the best in Texas and New Mexico for the eighth year in a row, earning 3rd place honors out of more than 700 teams. This was our best finish in the history of Denison Robotics. A total of 72 teams made it to the State championship, where we quickly advanced to the Final 4 round, ultimately earning a 3rd place finish.
Our Robotics Team invested hundreds of hours designing and building the robot that we competed with this year. CrossFire was the theme for this year’s competition, the kids were charged with the task of building a robot to complete various firefighting related tasks, as well as create an Engineering Notebook that explains everything that went into building and planning the robot, such as prototypes, measurements and creative ideas. Hannah Jansen, along with some our top Robotics students, put together a PowerPoint presentation that satisfied the Marketing Presentation requirement.
The goal has always been to climb the ladder by building a better robot and placing higher each year, and that’s exactly what we’ve done. We hope to continue that tradition next year.

We’re just extremely grateful to everyone who helped us reach this high accomplishment.


November 14, 2017

After winning first place in UIL and qualifying for the state competition in Frisco, TX, our Robotics team was invited to show our award winning robot to our schoolboard administration. At the meeting, our President, Hannah Jansen, and other top leaders in our Robotics team presented our robot and explained the course and the challenges we have to go through in our competition. We explained how we plan to fix some of our components on our robot to make it better for the state competition.

Our team is so thankful for community support and support from our district.


October 21, 2017

Our students travelled to the CoCo B.E.S.T. competition at Prosper High School and won first place robot and first place 5A-6A UIL BEST Award. Denison Engineering has qualified to go to State this year, making our team State qualifiers for 8 consecutive years! Our team is thrilled and cannot wait to compete again in December at State.

Thank you to our extremely supportive community, all of our sponsors and mentors, and the parents of our students for making this possible.


October 20, 2017

Some of our talented students put together an awesome promotional video for our company.

Check it out here or on Youtube and share it!


October 6, 2017

Representatives of our local fire department, Denison Fire Control, met with the Denison robotics team to show us their eqipment and talk about what they do. The students had a lot of fun trying out the different hoses, wearing the oxygen masks, and learning how each piece of firefighting technology works. This experience allowed our team to further research real life firefighting related to this year's B.E.S.T. competition theme as well as brainstorm ideas for the competition.

A special thank you to Denison Fire Control for meeting with our kids and allowing us to show them our robot.


September 9, 2017

A small group of our fantastic Robotics team for this season went to CoCo B.E.S.T. Kick Off at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX to learn about this year's theme, Crossfire.

Our kids were really excited to see the course and brainstorm ideas for this year's robot.


November 15, 2016

After qualifying for the state competiton at district, our Robotics team was invited to showcase our robot and achievements at Denison ISD's board meeting. During the meeting, various team members presented themselves to the board and explained the challenges and achievements of the season.

Key portions of the robotic course were brought and set up at the meeting in order to demonstrate our robot's abilities. Our team also explained the changes that will be made to better perform at the state level in the future. The awards we won at district were also presented to the board, along with an explanation of the game and how we qualified for state.


October 28, 2016

Our students were able to get their smiley faces on TV!

Thank you to KXII for doing a story about our program.


October 22, 2016

The Collin County (CoCo) B.E.S.T. competition is our district meet where we get a chance to qualify for state. While there, our team sets up a booth, attends marketing presentations, and prepares for the head-to-head competition. While numerous team members collectively participate in Notebook judging, our drivers compete in the rounds leading up to the semi-finals and the finals, our supportive fans cheering in the stands.

The marketing team presented Denison Engineering as a company and took on the role of attempting to market our robot. Following the presentation, the booth was showcased to the judges. During these Notebook events, our drivers consistently take the lead in the competiton. They advanced to semi-finals and had the chance to compete in the final round. As the district competition came to a close, it was announced that Denison qualifed for state.

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