Saint Ignatius High School

Dale F. Brown Science and Technology Fund

Alumnus Brian Brown ’89 has committed to matching all donations up to $20,000, to the Dale F. Brown Science and Technology Fund in honor of his father. The goal is to grow this fund to reach $300,000 which will help cover expenses associated with Science Olympiad & Robotics.
  • Science Olympiad

    Just like an athletic team, Science Olympiad clubs are coached by teachers, improved by mentors and filled with top talent. Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to nearly 5,000 teams at 375 live and remote tournaments in all 50 states last year. Each fall, Science Olympiad releases new rules and teams tackle the 23 STEM-aligned events in pairs, building devices for on-site testing, studying for core knowledge challenges and preparing for rigorous hands-on lab experiments. At Saint Ignatius, the team has been a State Qualifier 18 times since 1999. In last 17 regional competitions, they have recorded 8 championships and 6 runner-up finishes.

  • FIRST Robotics Team 1308

    Each year the Saint Ignatius Robotics team designs, builds, programs and competes a robot in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team must build this robot in less than three months. Students at Saint Ignatius program the robot using a programming language called Java and it must be designed to be controlled both autonomously and remotely and accomplish many diverse tasks in competition. All designing, programming and building are done by students on the Saint Ignatius Robotics team. The students are mentored by teachers, volunteer professional engineers and computer programmers. The robotics team has their own dedicated space for designing, programming and building the robot. This room includes CNC, lathe, mills and other metal-working machines. The skills learned by participation in the Saint Ignatius Robotics Team will be utilized in college and beyond. Many Saint Ignatius alumni who competed in FIRST have gone on to become successful engineers and computer scientists.

Advancement Staff