The Good Shepherd Robotics team, the Bionic Panthers, is a fall activity. Students in grades 5-8 are eligible, however, there is a limit to the number of students that can compete. Team members are selected from interested students first by seniority of grade, and then by sign-up time. There is a $50 participation fee. Practices will be determined by the Coordinator's availability. Practices run from mid-September through November. An informational meeting is held at the beginning of the season to review details of schedules, commitments and competition.
In 2020 our robotics team won the Innovation Model award for their LEGO build representing the Innovation Project of a social fitness app.
In 2022 our robotics team competed in the First LEGO League Minnesota State Championship tournament. This tournament included the top 15% of robotics teams from across the state based on qualifying regional tournaments from the previous fall. Good Shepherd's team was once of six finalists (out of more that 60 teams competing) for the MN Programming Award, and won a Judges' Award for using multiple programing languages in robot competition runs.