VULCAN was built for the 2017 game, FIRST Steamworks. It featured a ground gear pickup, high boiler fuel shooter, and knot-based climber. VULCAN first competed at the Central Illinois Regional, ranking 4th overall and leading an alliance to semifinals. VULCAN next competed at the 10,000 Lakes Regional, ranking 8th and again advancing to semifinals.
VULCAN earned a Creativity Award at the Central Illinois Regional for its floor gear pickup and an Industrial Design Award at the 10,000 Lakes Regional.