December 19, 2016. They did it again! Our Robotitans robotics team has advanced to the Illinois State Competition after winning high honors at the Qualifier event on 12/17/16.
The Robotitans brought home:
The “Inspire” Award, 2nd place – This is the most coveted award in the competition which dictates the teams moving on to the State competition!
The Inspire Award is given to the Team that the Judges felt truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and works to promote FIRST and make it known in their community. The Team that receives this Award has performed well in all Judging categories and was chosen by the Judges as a model FIRST Tech Challenge Team on and off the playing field. The Judges used Match performance, observations made during interviews and in the pit area, the Team’s Engineering Notebook, and performance on the playing field in determining the winner.
The “Connect” Award 1st place -Trophy
The Connect Award, is presented to the Team that the Judges feel most connected with their local community, FIRST and the business world. The best Team is more than the sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this Award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the Team itself. In addition, the Team that wins this Award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology.
The Finalist “Alliance” award Onward, Robotitans! We are so proud of you. Congratulations!