Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024
    Local Robotics Teams Excel at Competition

    Three talented robotics teams from the area have secured their spots at the upcoming Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship. Robot Rebellion from Rochester, 4-H Super SCREAM Bros from Decatur, and Ctrl-Y from Champaign have all earned their place after achieving the highest scores in the Central/Southern Illinois League Tournament on February 3.

    As part of their dedication to the world of robotics, these teams have also been actively involved in STEM outreach. They regularly engage with younger students who show an interest in robotics, inspiring and encouraging the next generation of engineers and computer scientists.

    Laurie Larson, the Head Coach of Ctrl-Y, has been an integral part of the FTC Robotics community for several years now. With her extensive experience, she has witnessed the passion and enthusiasm that her team members have for engineering and computer science. Many of them aspire to pursue these fields in college and beyond.

    Ctrl-Y, along with Robot Rebellion and 4-H Super SCREAM Bros, will be heading to Elgin in March to participate in the Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship. This prestigious event will bring together the most talented and innovative robotics teams from across the state to compete against one another and showcase their technical skills.

    With their impressive performance in the league tournament, these local teams have proven their abilities and are ready to take on the challenge at the state level. Their dedication, hard work, and commitment to STEM outreach set them apart and make them true ambassadors for the world of robotics.

    As they continue their journey in the world of robotics, these teams will undoubtedly inspire and empower future generations of aspiring engineers and computer scientists, leaving a lasting impact on the field.

    FAQ:

    Q: Which robotics teams have secured their spots at the Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship?
    A: Robot Rebellion, 4-H Super SCREAM Bros, and Ctrl-Y have all earned their place at the upcoming championship.

    Q: How did these teams qualify for the state championship?
    A: They achieved the highest scores in the Central/Southern Illinois League Tournament.

    Q: Apart from competing in robotics tournaments, what else do these teams do?
    A: These teams also engage in STEM outreach, regularly inspiring and encouraging younger students who show an interest in robotics.

    Q: Who is Laurie Larson?
    A: Laurie Larson is the Head Coach of Ctrl-Y and has been involved in the FTC Robotics community for several years.

    Q: What will the state championship event entail?
    A: The state championship will bring together talented robotics teams from across Illinois to compete against each other and showcase their technical skills.

    Definitions:

    – STEM: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It refers to an educational approach that integrates these four disciplines to encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation.

    Suggested related links:

    Illinois FIRST Robotics: This is the main website for FIRST Robotics in Illinois, providing information about the organization and its programs.

    FIRST: This is the official website for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-profit organization that aims to inspire young people to become leaders in STEM fields. It provides information about various FIRST programs and events.