April 25-28, 2013: FRC 3941 Attends the FRC World Championships in St. Louis
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Our students arrived back in Riverside, MD, on Sunday night at 10p, from the US FIRST Worlds Championship in St. Louis. They joined nearly 12,000 other students from 51 countries to compete in a most challenging engineering competition.
They have been working for more than five months and their work culminated in the second highest regional award, the “Engineering Inspiration Award,” which recognizes a team for the overall program that includes a great robot, outreach, training, and more. This included a $5000 grant from NASA the enabled them to travel to the competition.
The US FIRST programs are one of the top organizations providing young engineers a chance to learn graduate level skills while in high-school.
This program, and the experience they had, is an important part of their education and amounted to a graduate level course in engineering management and design.
Last year the finished with a rank of 93 out of 100. This year the finished with a rank of 32 and held positions as high as #2 for a while. The robot ran perfectly. It scored, drove, blocked and won again and again.