• Hi and welcome to the School page for TEAM 931 - Perpetual Chaos!!!!
     The FRC Robotics Team builds in the Spring Semester a 6 foot tall robot weighing up to 120 lbs. The team annually competes in 2 regional competitions, performs at the Science Center, and is the only Robotics Team in the St. Louis Public Schools. Team membership is open to any interested student, teacher, or adult within the St. Louis Public School System.
    The team is currently meeting on Tuesday during the fall semester from 2:30 to 5:00 PM, to plan and prepare for the Spring Season.
    The build season kicks off with an unveiling of the Game at the Science on the 1st Saturday of January (the 7th). The team then has 6 weeks to build a robot to play the game that will be described at kickoff. The team must create a robot that plays within all of the rules, and meets height and weight requirements.
    Check out the Team Facebook Page @ Perpetual Chaos Team 931 | Facebook

    2011 Season - A Season of Success and Recognition!

    Team 931 had a very successful year, continuing a string of success at Gateway IT High school. The team attended the St. Louis Regional, the Knoxville Regional and the World Championships! The Team won multiple Awards - Engineering Inspiration Award (qualified the team for Championships) in St. Louis Regional, and Regional Finalist. At Knoxville the Team Again made the playoffs, and won an Engineering Excellence Award. At the World Championships, the Team won the Archimedes field -Cooperation Award, for the Team that provides the most support to its competitors.

    2010 St. Louis Regional Chairman's Award Winner and Dean's Honor Roll Finalist!

    The Emerson, Boeing, Ranken Tech, AB-InBev, WaterJet Tech, CopperBend Pharmacy, Continental Fabricators, Kiwanis, St. Peters Jaycee, GKN Aerospace, Pandjiris, Tech Manufacturing, Bates Sales, Suburban Industrial Packaging, Gateway Tech, and St. Louis Public Schools FIRST Robotics Team 931 Perpetual Chaos earned the St. Louis Regional Chairman's Award and a second blue banner this weekend at the Chaifetz Center.
     A FIRST Chairman's Award is the most prestigious award created to maintain focus on changing culture in ways that inspire greater levels of respect for science and technology, as well as encourage students to become scientists, engineers, and technologists. The award represents the spirit of FIRST. Elisabeth Arnold and Chirag Doshi led our effort with a ten-minute presentation and Q&A to a panel of three judges. The team was further scrutinized during numerous judges' interviews in the pits both Friday and Saturday.
    Another distinct honor was Elena Wyllie's style and hard work earning her a place on the FIRST Dean's List, one of only two seniors at this Regional so recognized. This was the First Year for the Award! to learn more about the criteria, please follow this link: Dean's List Award criteria To read her nomination: Elena's Dean's List Nomination Essay
    In qualifying rounds we finished 20 out of 35 teams and was part of the 8th seed alliance. Unfortunately we lost in the quarterfinals to a strong alliance of our friends Team 1208 from O'Fallon, IL, Team 2775 from Jackson, TN, and Team 3284 from Camdenton, MO.
    We thank all of you who help us get to two regionals this year and the many fans that cheered us on in St. Louis. Winning the Chairman's Award also qualified us to present again at the World Championships next month in Atlanta. There we'll be up against the other 44 regional winners.
    We meet Tuesday at Gateway after school to celebrate and prepare for the Championships. We have a car wash tentatively scheduled for April 1st and potentially other student led fundraising initiatives.
    We welcome the new sponsors who made our trip to the Championships possible and all our loyal supporters who gave your team the opportunity to shine.
    Frank Dressel
    Gateway Institute of Technology

    2010 Kansas City Regional Champions!

    Team 931 - along with Alliance Partners Teams 2345 and 525 won the Kansas City Regional for the 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition on March 4th, 5th and 6th.
    The Team also won Last Years Kansas City Regional!
    The Team competed against 65 teams, and was selected for the playoffs by top team 2345 and 4th seed 525. The team won 3 best of 3 elimination matches to capture the championship!
    The team can next be seen in action at the St. Louis Regional March 18th, 19th and 20th at Chaifetz Arena.
    By Winning the Kansas City Regional, the Team has Qualified for the World Championships in Atlanta April 13th, 14th and 15th.
     If you are interested in learning more about the team, or seeing them in St. Louis, please contact: Frank Dressel, or  Charlie Blair,
    The team would also like to recognize the students on the Team from the following Schools:
    Gateway IT:
    Metro: Mecca Bell, Ryland Forsythe
    Central VPA : Thao Nguyen
    McKinley: Reid Chunn

    In 2009, the Team has its best season yet.
    The team competed in the Kansas City Regional Robotics Championship and was picked by the #1 Alliance Captain with the first pick overall. The team went on to be a part of the Winning Alliance for the Kansas City regional. By being a winning alliance member, the team received an invitation to the World Championships in Atlanta.
    The team also competed in St. Louis and made the playoffs as an Alliance Captain, a first for the team. The team lost in the semi-finals to the Eventual Regional Champion. 
    At the World Championships, the team ended regulation play with an 8 - 1 record, to finish in a tie for 2nd place, out of 84 teams. As an Alliance Captain, the team selected 2 other robots to compete in its' field playoff rounds. The team was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
    The team also won a web page of excellence award for its Student maintained webpage - Gearmo.org 
    For more information, please contact :
    Coach - Frank Dressel - 314-776-3300 x 6018  Email : frank.dressel@slps.org
    Mentor - Charlie Blair - 314-776-3300 x 2280 Email : charlie.blair@slps.org  -- Also FTC Coach - Fall Robotics -