NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
50°
H 76° L 46°
Partly Cloudy | 0MPH

St. Thomas More Robotics Wins FIRST Robotics Wisconsin Regional Chairman’s Award

March 17, 2011

On Saturday, March 12th, the Thomas More Community Robotics Club, also known as MORE Robotics, was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 6th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Wisconsin Regional Competition, held at the US Cellular Arena. The Chairman’s Award honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and which embodies the goals and purpose of FIRST. It remains FIRST’s most prestigious award. This is the third time the team has won this award. It qualifies them to compete in the FIRST Robotics International Championship to be held in April at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. There, they will be competing against 400 teams from around the world. MORE Robotics also won the Autodesk Excellence in Design Award.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that helps students discover the rewards and excitement of science, engineering, and technology. More than 51,875 high-school students on 2,075 teams from the U.S., Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Turkey, and the U.K. are participating in this year’s competition. The Wisconsin Regional is one of 49 regional competitions held around the world. FIRST Robotics was founded by Dean Kamen in 1992 with the vision "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."

In this year’s competition entitled “Logo Motion,” robots are designed to pick up inflated tubes and hang them on a grid for points during a 2 minute and 15 second match. Additional points are awarded for deploying a second mini-robot that races to the top of a pole.

MORE Robotics is a community team made up of 26 high school students from nine schools. Adult mentors and teachers assist students in the design, building, and programming of 120 pound robot for competition. Student team members are encouraged to excel in the study of science and technology with the hope that they will become the next generation of engineers, technological leaders, and entrepreneurs that will help make our world a better place.

MORE Robotics is supported by local companies and universities. Major sponsors include Quad Tech, Hollow Steel, Ladish Co., Rockwell Automation, GE Volunteers, Autodesk, MSOE, American Acrylics USA, LLC, ABB, and Saint Thomas More High School. Additional information about MORE Robotics can be found by visiting their website: www.morerobotics.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» YEA! Greendale school program to recruit business-minded students 4/16

» Oak Creek High School receives special grant to begin home construction class next year 4/15

» Salvation Army in Oak Creek to host human trafficking awareness event 4/14

» Pat McCurdy returns to Oak Creek for concert fundraiser 4/14

» Franklin buildings housing expanding Quad firms sell for $33 million 4/14

» Greendale Veterans Memorial Committee to welcome back flags of support in ceremony 4/13

» Diamond Stone headlines 2014-15 All-Suburban Boys Basketball team 4/13

» Hales Corners Library hosts free drawing program for children 4/13

» Flood warning continues for areas of Franklin, Racine County 4/10

» Local sports complex receives 'Riders' Choice Award' 4/10

» Tornado watch in effect 4/9

» Greendale Village Board hires architect to begin fire station location, design 4/9

» Greendale's annual 'Celebration of Education' to honor community members, students 4/8

» 2015 Milwaukee suburbs election roundup Updated:  4/8

» Chadwick and Sikorski to stay on Greendale Village Board 4/8

» Oak Creek-Franklin auditorium referendum defeated 4/7

» Borchardt, Cerniglia retain Oak Creek-Franklin School Board seats 4/7

» Verhalen wins seat, Gehl return to seat on Oak Creek Common Council 4/7

» Franklin author publishes kid-friendly organ donation book 4/7

» Suspicious driver reported in Franklin 4/7

» Shred Day, food drive to be held April 25 in Oak Creek 4/6

» Mia Famiglia chef's new Waukesha restaurant to be called 225 So. 4/6

» Plans announced for South 27th Street reconstruction between Franklin and Oak Creek 4/2

» Judge casts cloud over web of sex offender residency restrictions Updated:  4/1

» Franklin hosts free pond maintenance seminar 4/1

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement


Local Business Directory

CONNECT