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.

Three Delaware Robotics Teams Excel at Local Tournament

On January 9 at the FIRST Tech Challenge tournament in Oxford, PA, two First State Robotics teams, Rhyme Know Reason and MOE 365, as well as one other Delaware team, Archmere Academy’s Robauktics, were so successful that they earned invitations to the Pennsylvania State FTC Championship, February 27 in York, PA.

  • Rhyme Know Reason earned the Think Award for their engineering notebook,
  • MOE earned the Connect Award for interaction with the STEM community,
  • Robauktics won all 5 matches in the qualifying round of the field competition.

While all three teams competed in semi-final rounds, Robauktics and Rhyme Know Reason posted scores during qualifying  matches to be named captains. Archmere’s Robauktics continued on to play in tournament finals.

In addition to invitations to attend PA State Championship, all three teams will compete again on Saturday, February 6, at the Diamond State Championship at Delaware State University in Dover, DE. Join in cheering them on! Both championship events are free and open to the public.