Delaware teams to attend international robotics competition

2014 FIRST Robotics Challenge World Championship

2014 FIRST Robotics Challenge World Championship

Two FSR teams– MOE FRC and MOE FTC– travel to St. Louis this week to participate in FIRST World Championship competition events. MOE FRC is scheduled to compete in qualifying rounds on the Galileo field. MOE FTC is scheduled for qualifying rounds on the Edison field.

In addition, two Delaware students, Amy Andrews and Emma Onstad, both from FTC team 8528 are competing for FTC Dean’s list award. The 10 award winners (chosen from 101 finalists) will be announced at the FIRST Championship Opening Ceremony, Thursday, April 23 at 6 P.M. in the America’s Center, Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. 

NASA will be live streaming portions of the Championship event. A link to the NASA streaming page will be available here: http://championship.usfirst.org/first-championship/watch-it-live

Follow both teams on Twitter @FIRSTMOE365 AND @MOE365FTC

Best of luck to all our students and teams– and have fun!

Photo from usfirst.org by Adriana M. Grossman

World wide challenge– Recycle Rush

2015 FRC challengeSix weeks to design- build- test and rebuild a robot that can meet the challenge and beat the competition? No problem! Last Saturday, January 3, high school students around the world received their kits of parts, their competition manuals, and their first looks at the task ahead. They’re focused and ready to work.

To follow DuPont-sponsored FSR team, the Miracle Workerz, as they prepare for regional and international competition events this spring, click here.

Here’s what they saw on Saturday.

 

Good luck teams!

Area youth put engineering and teamwork skills to the test

Area teams from New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Maryland met at Davidow Hall on the Salem Community College campus last Saturday Oct. 18, to test their engineering design and teamwork skills at the 13th annual Duel on the Delaware.

One part- an FRC competition event- was hosted jointly by FRC team 316 from Salem County, NJ and FRC team 365, of Wilmington, DE.

The second part was an FTC workshop and scrimmage event, sponsored by Diamond State FTC, NJ FTC, and PA FTC, three area organizations focused on engaging and inspiring youth through STEM.

In addition, teams competed for largest donation of new and used books to benefit Success Won’t Wait. A total of 12,000 lbs. of books were collected.

Local news coverage and additional pictures can be found here at New Jersey.com.