Diamond State FTC crowns champions

An alliance of high school students lead by the Bo-bots from Bohemia Manor High School of Chesapeake City, MD, took the win in on-field competition last Saturday, February 6,  at Delaware’s FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Championship event at DSU in Dover.

Both FSR teams– MOE and Rhyme Know Reason— advanced to semi-final rounds, with RKR also taking the Think Award for their outstanding engineering notebook.

In addition, MOE student, Georgia Mackay was awarded the Axalta Scholarship and Emma Onstad of Rhyme Know Reason was one of two students in Delaware to be named finalists for the Dean’s List award, which will be awarded at the FTC World Championships in April.

For more, see Dover Post here.

Congratulations to all!

What is the Dean’s List Award?

(from FIRST website)

Criteria for selection of the FIRST Dean’s List shall include, but not be limited to a student’s:

  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of FIRST;
  • Interest in and passion for a long term commitment to FIRST and its ideals;
  • Overall individual contribution to their Team;
  • Technical expertise and passion;
  • Entrepreneurship and creativity;
  • Ability to motivate and lead fellow Team members; and
  • Ability to effectively increase awareness of FIRST in their school and community.

FIRST Tech Challenge Summer Camp

Photo by A. Grossman

FTC robot. Photo by A. Grossman

Calling all students in Grades 7-12!

This summer there will be three one-week camps where you can have fun learning to build and program Tetrix and Mindstorm robots.

You’ll also apply real-world math, science and engineering concepts while working in teams to learn about problem-solving, organization, and collaboration. 

To learn more– Contact Teshenia Hughes at 302.857.6824  

Click here to Register for the Camp

Dates– July 13-17; July 20-24; July 27-31

Times– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Camp location– DSU’s Kirkwood Highway location, Wilmington

Cost– $150/ week


Applications open for robotics summer camp at two DSU sites

Announcing two locations–  Dover and Wilmington!

Notice from Delaware State University summer camp website:

Do you want to give your child a jump-start on a high paying, exciting career in the future, all while having fun? The LEGO Mindstorm Robotics camps at BOTH Delaware State University’ s Dover Campus and its Wilmington (Kirkwood Highway) Site* are a perfect way to do just that.

This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering…. while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills.

Legos! Legos! Legos! | Grades K-3 | Cost $125 each.

•June 8 – 12, June 22 – 26, July 6 – 10, July 20 – 24 and August 3 – 7 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MindStorm Robotics | Grades 4-8 | Cost $125 each.

•Beginner | June 8-12, July 6-10 and 27-31 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

•Intermediate | June 15 – 19, July 13 – 17 and August 3 – 7 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

•Expert | June 22 – 26 and July 20 – 24 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

•MindStorm Robotics Classified Shhh…Top Secret!!!!!! | August 10-15 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Kirkwood Dates— Kirkwood Highway Site| July 6-10, 20-24 and 27-31 | 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Click on the link here to get more info or contact Teshenia Hughes at 302.857.6824