FIRST Tech Challenge ResultsThe Kentucky FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Feb. 23 attracted 28 teams from 11 states. An estimated 200 students and another 400 parents, volunteers and community members attended the event at Owensboro Community and Technical College.
Two Teams will advance to the World Championship in St. Louis April 24-27. They are Monkey Madness of Alabama, the winner of the Inspire Award, and the Cincy Wolves of Horizon Science Academy in Ohio, the captain of the Winning Alliance.
Here are the award winners in their respective categories:
Inspire 1st Monkey Madness, 2nd Techno Warriors Advanced of Central Mississippi Robotics, 3rd Supposable Thumbs of Heritage Christian School in Wisconsin - The Inspire Award goes to the teams the judges felt truly embodied the challenge of the FTC program, performing well in all categories.
Promote 1st Cougar Robotics Team of Ohio, 2nd RoboTitans of Chicago Math and Science Academy - The award is given to the teams that create the most compelling message to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math.
Motivate 1st Monkey Madness of Alabama, 2nd Cougar Robotics Team of Cougar Robotics in Ohio, 3rd Men in Kilts of Homestead High School in Wisconsin - The award celebrates the teams that exemplify the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team spirit and enthusiasm.
Connect 1st Robocats of Whitefield Academy in Kentucky, 2nd Masquerade of Middleton High School in Florida, 3rd Raptor Robotics of Elkhart Christian Academy in Indiana - This award goes to the teams that best connected with their local community and the engineering community.
Rockwell Collins Innovate 1st R.P.G. (Robot Programming Guild) of Tennessee, 2nd Masquerade, 3rd Cougar Robotics - The award celebrates teams that not only think outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.
PTC Design 1st Techno Warriors, 2nd Masquerade, 3rd The NUTS of Walnut Hills High School in Ohio - The intent of this award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots.
Think 1st Supposable Thumbs, 2nd The Oddly Charged Particles of Rockwood School District in Missouri, 3rd Techno Warriors - The award is given to the teams made best use of their engineering notebooks in the design process.
Winning Alliance Cincy Wolves (captain), Masquerade and Oddly Charged Particles
Finalist Alliance Monkey Madness (captain), Techno Warriors and Supposable Thumbs