EngiNERDs Qualify for World Championship in St. Louis
NERDs Compete at Michigan State Championship
Heading into the Michigan State Championship, held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, the EngiNERDs were ranked Number one, based on win-loss record and the awards the Team received.
The Robot played to a 11-5-0 record, earning the second seed Alliance Captain position, and allowed them to select Team 469, Las Guerillas (from International Academy of Bloomfield Hills(, and Team 2834, The Bionic Blackhawks (from Bloomfield Hills). The alliance was eliminated in the semi-finals by the Teams who went on to win the event.
The EngiNERDs earned the Motorola Quality Award, which Celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. At the conclusion of the event, the Team ranked 5th of 276 Teams in the State.
Troy District Competition Results
Team 2337 Wins St. Joseph District and Chairman's Award
The Grand Blanc High School FIRST Robotics Team 2337 had a great weekend at the St. Joseph District Competition. The EngiNERDs played to a 15-5-0 record throughout the competition, ranking fourth at the end of qualification matches. We were paired with the number one alliance of Team 3620, The Average Joe’s (from St. Joseph) and Team 1502, The Technical Difficulties (from Chelsea) and went on to take first place and win the competition in eight matches.
The EngiNERDs earned the Chairman’s Award, which is the most prestigious award at FIRST, and honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. It was created to keep the central focus of FRC on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become scientists, engineers, and technologists.
Our Team’s Safety Captain, Lily Eckman, received recognition as the “Safety Star of the Day”, along with #1 Pit Safety, and the “Hard Hat” industrial safety award from Underwriter Laboratories.
If you missed the St. Joseph District, you can watch our matches at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw_-zRz0sues3iuNTeQ4zH5Z3G8RDbW_Z and see photos of the event on the Team’s Flickr Page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/114174886@N08/sets/72157643217062153/ . Our next competition is at Troy Athens High School on April 4th and 5th. All events are free and open to the public, please feel free to join us. If you can’t make it, a live stream of the competition can be found at http://www.twitch.tv/firstinmichigan starting at 9:30am on Friday.
EngiNERDs Win Kettering District & Engineering Inspiration
The Team also earned the Engineering Inspiration Award, and will be competing alongside 14 other Teams for this award at the Michigan State Championship in April. The Engineering Inspiration award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.
Media coverage for this event was featured in the Grand Blanc VIew, thanks to Paula Kay Schmidt, and match video archives can be found on Team 2337's YouTube Channel for Aerial Assist.
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