Over 55,000 high school students on 5,540 teams built robots from a reusable kit of parts, developed strategies, documented their progress, and competed head to head in local and regional competitions, culminating in the First Tech Challenge World Championship in St. Louis, MO. 113 US teams and 15 international teams participated in the competition.
Our local group of students, FTC team 7244, compiled a record of 6-3, ranking them 12th out of 64 teams in their division. Their performance and the design of their robot resulted in being named winner of the Control Award, celebrating the team that uses sensors and software to enhance the robots functionality on the field. For Andy Moscarelli, Serv-I-Quip’s V.P. of Engineering, mentoring these students was a very rewarding experience.