Powertrain Control Solutions currently sponsors Deep Run High's robotics team, "Blue Cheese Robotics." As a sponsor, PCS facilitates and often times offers engineering experience to the students during the competition season. PCS is proud to help its communties' youth strive for a better tomorrow.

About "Blue Cheese Robotics"
Blue Cheese Robotics, based in Glen Allen, VA at Deep Run High School, participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition as Team 1086. FIRST is an international organization focused on inspiring students to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. More than 1500 teams around the world participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

The Project
Teams of high school students and professional engineers are presented with a new engineering challenge every January. Students work with professional engineers to design and build a robot to complete the challenge tasks. After six weeks of building, teams come together in exciting competitions where alliances of three robots compete against each other in a sports-like atmosphere.
2018 Awards
(2) Chesapeake District UL Industrial Safety Awards
Chesapeake Central Virginia District Chairman's Award
Chesapeake District Innovation in Control Award

2017 Awards
Chesapeake Southwest Virginia District Finalist
Chesapeake Southwest Virginia District Industrial Design Award
Chesapeake Southwest Virginia District Hard Hat Safety Award
Chesapeake Central Virginia District Chairman's Award
Chesapeake Central Virginia District UL Safety Award
Chesapeake District Championship Woodie Flowers Award
FedEx Innovation Challenge Winner, St. Louis World Championship

2016 Awards
FIRST Championship - World Champions
FIRST Championship - Carver Division Champions
FIRST Chesapeake Distric Championship - Regional Chairman's Award
FIRST Chesapeake Distric Championship - FIRST Championship District Points Qualifying Team
CHS District - Southwest Virginia Event - District Chairman's Award
CHS District - Southwest Virginia Event - District Event Winner
CHS District - Southwest Virginia Event - Industrial Safety Award
CHS Distric - Central Virginia Event - District Event Winner
CHS Distric - Central Virginia Event - Team Spirit Award

2015 Awards
FIRST Championship - Imagery Award
Chesapeake Reginal - Imagery Award
Virginia Regional - FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award
Virginia Regional - Reginal Finalists
Virginia Regional - Imagery Award

2014 Awards
Queen City Regional - Chairman's Award
Queen City Regional - Spirit Award
Virginia Regional - Judges Award

2013 Awards
NC Regional - Chairman's Award
NC Regional - Woodie Flowers Award
Chesapeake Regional - Dean's List
Chesapeake Regional - Spirit Award
Chesapeake Regional - Industrial Design Award