About Us

The Putnam Area Robotics Team (P.A.R.T.s) welcomes high school students across Putnam County, WV to collaboratively engineer and program a robot to compete with thousands of teams across the globe. We seek to create a culture that celebrates innovation, creativity, and inclusion, and helps West Virginia's young people develop the expertise to determine their own future. We are a member of the FIRST robotics league. Learn more at

The PARTs 3492 Chairmanā€™s group (PARTs 3492 LEADS) is committed to advancing technology across our community. In addition to educating our educators in our conservation-based STEM workshops and inspire new FLL Jr. teams, our outreach includes: 

    • Working with our partners to advance technology-based careers in our home state so our students can share their skills, drive, and work ethic to make a difference right here in the heart of Appalachia

    • Creating and mentoring a non-compete Jr. FLL team in a school in crisis, working with 27 socioeconomically disadvantaged students

    • Assisting two teams at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, including learning American Sign Language to communicate more effectively

    • Creating STEM Day at the WV State Capitol, hosted during the legislative session, to celebrate the importance of STEM education as an important addition into the school curriculum

    • Supporting technology-based events, such as the West Virginia Makes Festival