FIRST Robotics Team 1317
  • FIRST Team 1317

    Digital Fusion is an Ohio FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. Formed in 2004, it is a collaborative effort between stellar professional mentors, Ohio State University Engineering students, and Central Ohio home, private, and public-schooled students.

    Under the umbrella of Educational Robotics of Central Ohio, we garner interest and support for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for our members and the community at large.

  • FIRST Team 1317

    Our 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.

  • 2014 Digital Fusion

    THE ROBOT!

Mission Statement


Our 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.

  • SERVICE: The students will participate in service projects as designated by the team during the season.
  • TEAMWORK: The students and parents will grow together as a team, and they will show respect and appreciation for each other's assigned responsibilities.
  • PROCESS: The object of our team is to learn about robotics, technology, and the other related team activities. Learning is MORE IMPORTANT to our team than any finished product or award.
  • COMMITMENT: Each student will actively participate in team meetings, and will help to strengthen the team by his/her adherence to the student code of conduct and by his/her commitment to the team.
  • LEADERSHIP: The students will demonstrate leadership abilities by taking increased ownership over the development of the team as well as the conduct of its members.
  • SKILL: Each student will demonstrate a measurable increase of learning and skill by being able to understand and communicate well about their efforts.
  • ROLE MODELS FOR OTHERS: Each student should consider himself/herself to be a role model for other students.
  • COMPETITION: The team will compete in at least 1 regional competition.

Regional Competitions


  • 2014: Buckeye Regional
  • 2013: Buckeye Regional
  • 2012: Buckeye Regional
  • 2011: Buckeye Regional
  • 2010: Pittsburgh Regional
  • 2009: Buckeye Regional
  • 2008: Buckeye Regional
  • 2007: Buckeye Regional
  • 2006: Purdue Regional
  • 2005: Buckeye Regional
  • 2004: Buckeye Regional

Past Awards


  • 2014: Excellence in Engineering
  • 2009: Judges' Award
  • 2009: Spirit Award
  • 2008: Imagery Award
  • 2007: Website Excellence Award
  • 2007: Xerox Creativity Award
  • 2006: Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship Award
  • 2004: Rookie Inspiration Award

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