On Friday and Saturday February 15-16th 2019 2 of our robotics teams competed in the RGV regional championship along with 48 of the best teams in the region. Team #13107 excelled in the judging interview and engineering journal which placed them in the 2nd place connect award. Team 13107 has now advanced to the State Championship which will be held in New Braunfels Texas on March 1st to 3rd. In this event students also had the opportunity to meet Astronaut Mike Fossum!!! We would like to thank all the students, sponsors, FirstRGV staff, and Vanguard Administration for such a great year in Robotics. Good luck at state!!!
Details about the connect awards:
This judged award is given to the team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts and recognizes that engaging their local STEM community plays an essential part in their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. The team that wins the Connect Award aggressively seeks and recruits engineers and explores the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. This team has a clear Business or Strategic Plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.