Warren G. Harding High School, 860 Elm Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483

This is the story of how it all began.

The Delphi E.L.I.T.E. Robotics team originated in Warren, Ohio in 1998 when Delphi approached the Warren City School’s Board of Education. This was a natural connection for two of the board members because one of them worked in the promotions department for Delphi, and the other’s husband worked for Delphi. It also seemed to be a great match because Delphi is Warren’s largest employer.

The administrators from both Warren G. Harding High School and Delphi, along with four teachers and a few engineers loved the idea of a program where technology would play a central part in the curriculum. So, the Delphi team was born. Its purpose is to Encourage Learning in Technology and Engineering (E.L.I.T.E.).

This program has had a major impact on Warren G. Harding High School as well as the entire community of Warren, Ohio. Every year, anywhere from 15 to 75 members design and build a robot that completes the objectives of the designated competition. It is during this time and through this program that students are taught exactly what the purpose of FIRST is; to inspire students to explore the fields of science and technology. This program is teaching students to work together as a team, to learn how to deal with people in varying and yet practical situations, to practice gracious professionalism, and to exercise the qualities of leadership.

The Delphi E.L.I.T.E. team is not just fun and games, however. Team 48 plays an active role in performing community service work. Habitat for Humanity and Adopt a Highway are just two of the many programs that directly benefit the city of Warren, its people, and its appearance.

The following lists are awards team 48 has won in last years:

  • 2015
    • Ohio State Championship, Finalist
    • Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge, Winners
    • Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge, Winners (2nd Team 9048)
    • Greater Pittsburgh Regional, Finalists
    • Greater Pittsburgh Regional, Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
    • Greater Pittsburgh Regional, Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
    • Buckeye Regional, Finalists
    • Buckeye Regional, Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler
    • Queen City Regional, Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
  • 2014
    • Ohio State Championship Winner
    • Crossroads Regional Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
    • Greater Pittsburgh Regional Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Greg Christman)
  • 2013
    • Ohio State Championship, Winner
    • Finger Lakes Regional,  Finalist Award
    • Finger Lakes Regional, Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
    • Queen City Regional,  FIRST Dean’s List Finalist (Tiffany Donley)
  • 2012
    • Pittsburgh Regional, Chairman’s Award
    • Pittsburgh Regional, Winners
    • Pittsburgh Regional, Woodie Flowers Finalist (Travis Hoffman)
    • Wisconsin Regional, Winners
    • Wisconsin Regional, Motorola Quality Award
    • Queen City Regional, Finalists
    • Queen City Regional, UL Safety Award
  • 2011
    • Pittsburgh Regional Finalist Award
    • Smokey Mountains Regional Winners
    • North Carolina UL Safety Award
    • North Carolina Motorola Quality Award
  • 2010
    • North Carolina Regional Winners
  • 2009
    • Buckeye Regional Website Award
    • Buckeye Regional UL Safety Award
    • Pittsburgh Regional Judges Award
    • Connecticut Regional Teams Spirit Award
    • Connecticut Regional UL Safety Award
  • 2008
    • UL Industrial Safety Award (Buckeye Regional)
    • Website Award (Buckeye Regional)
    • Johnson & Johnson Gracious Professionalism Award (Midwest Regional)
    • UL Industrial Safety Award (Midwest Regional)
    • Imagery Award (Pittsburgh Regional)
    • UL Industrial Safety Award (Pittsburgh Regional)
  • 2007
    • Safety Token Award ( Pittsburgh Regional)
    • Finalist Award ( Pittsburgh Regional)
    • Safety Token Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • UL Safety Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Buckeye Regional Champions
    • Safety Token Award (Greater Toronto Regional)
    • Johnson and Johnson Sportsmanship Award (Greater Toronto Regional)
    • Safety Token Award ( Championship )
    • Delphi Golden Gear Award ( Championship )
    • Curie Division Finalists ( Championship )
  • 2006
    • Safety Award ( New Jersey Regional )
    • Safety Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Motorola Quality Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Regional Chairman’s Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Delphi Golden Gear Award ( Championship )
    • Curie Division Finalists ( Championship )
  • 2005
    • Safety Award ( Pittsburgh Regional )
    • Imagery Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Website Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Regional Chairman’s Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Regional Finalist Award ( Greater Toronto Regional )
    • Johnson and Johnson Sportsmanship Award (Greater Toronto Regional)
  • 2004
    • Motorola Quality Award ( Pittsburgh Regional )
    • Regional Finalist Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Special Judges Award ( Buckeye Regional )
    • Regional Finalist Award ( Canadian Regional )
    • AutoDesk Visualization Award ( Canadian Regional )
    • Leadership in Control Award ( Canadian Regional )
    • Engineering Inspiration Award ( Canadian Regional )
  • 2003
    • Judges Award for Team Helpfulness ( Pittsburgh Regional )
    • Motorola Quality Award ( Pittsburgh Regional )
    • General Motors Industrial Design Award ( Canadian Regional )
  • 2002
    • Leadership in Control Award ( Canadian Regional )
  • 2000
    • Delphi’s Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award ( Great Lakes Regional )
    • Best Play of the Day Award ( Philadelphia Regional )
    • Regional Finalist Award (Philadelphia Regional )
    • Delphi Golden Gear Award ( Championship )
  • 1999
    • Delphi’s Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award (Great Lakes Regional)
    • Outstanding Defensive Play Award (Nationals)
    • Delphi’s Golden Gear Award (Nationals)
    • Winner of National Championship
  • 1998
    • Highest seeded rookie team at the Championship