Mission statement: To foster a community of inspired learning in order to emphasize and reinforce the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Core Values of Ironclad


“We believe all accidents are preventable, so we do everything safely and responsibly or not at all”

-Shea Atkins, Safety Lead


We keep the working environment clean in order to work efficiently. 

Gracious Professionalism

“Gracious Professionalism is one of the most important values of FIRST and one our team holds to the highest degree. A simple way to describe Graious Proffesionalism is ‘treat others the way you want to be treated'”

– Chaitaniya Masrani, Captain


We show gratefulness and humility to the FIRST Community.

Latest Blog

Ironclad at the Central Illinois Regional

Ironclad had a great time attending this regional! We made many new friends, talked to other teams, and won some awesome awards. During the course of the competition, Ironclad played well and managed to become the 7th alliance caption (a huge achievement)! However, we got eliminated in the quarterfinals because of the tough competition. Yet our team was not done, we managed to win the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety award for the second year in a row. This was an impressive feat, and all because of our top-notch safety team! They manage to instill safety as one of the many core values of Ironclad. As the competition wrapped up Ironclad, empowered by their success, left with the feeling they had represented our community, school, and sponsors extremely well!

Second Annual Ironclad Dodgeball Tournament

On October 19, Ironclad hosted our Second Annual Ironclad Dodgeball Tournament.  Ten teams made of BBCHS students competed for the top prize.  In the end, team Soccer won, with the Mavericks coming in second place. Soccer was treated to pizza generously donated by Chicago Dough Company. Thank you to the teams that competed and to Chicago Dough for the pizza!

Bradley’s 125th Birthday

On August 19th, Ironclad manned a booth at the fair that was held in honor of Bradley’s 125th anniversary. We displayed and drove Athena, let kids drive the ArgoBots, demonstrated the circuit tiles and let people try to make their own circuits, and taught children how to stab a skewer through a balloon without popping it and how it worked. These activities attracted the attention of many adults and kids, and we were happy to answer any questions they had about our STEM-based activities and about our team. It was very entertaining and exciting to watch kids be amazed by how we could pierce a balloon without popping it or by Athena climbing and to watch them try to drive the ArgoBots along our figure-eight track. One kid was so amazed by Athena that he actually went home to bring his friends and show them how fascinating and cool robots were. Overall the event was very fun and a huge success.

– Drake Provost