GE Take Your Child To Work Day 2012

Several C.O.R.E. members attended take your child to work day at GE.  We presented about FRC and we showed our animation.  Parents and children played with VEX and FRC robots as well as looked at the set up of an FLL table. At the end of the day, several parents said that driving the robots was their favorite part of the event.  April 12, 2012.

Wisconsin Regional 2012

On March 22nd-24th, 2012, our team went to the Wisconsin Regional. We were the recipients of multiple awards.  We also won the Gracious Professionalism™ Award, which is awarded to the team who represents FIRST in the most positive light.   Another of the most prestigious awards, Dean’s List,  is awarded to only two individual students.   One of our mechanical subteam leaders, Annalyssa, is a  Dean’s List finalist. This award is presented to students who exemplify the ideals of FIRST.  There was no better person to represent our team and FIRST than Annalyssa. In addition to that, we also placed in the top 3 for Safety and 10 other awards.  In the actual competition itself, we were ranked 14th. We made it to the semifinals with our alliance that consisted of team 868, TechHOUNDS and team 2039, Rockford Robotics. In the semifinals, we lost in a terrific battle against team 48, Delphi E.L.I.T.E., team 2826, Wave Robotics, and team 269, CooneyTech. This alliance eventually went on to win the regional. The regional was not only fun, but a great learning experience for all of us, and we will use the knowledge we’ve gained to do even better at internationals!

Lake Superior Regional 2012

From March 8th through 10th, C.O.R.E. was in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for the Lake Superior Regional. Ranked 37th out of 64 at the very end, we made it all the way to the semi-finals with Teens ‘Nto Technology 3840 and Inconceivable 2530, but were knocked out after a close match which was won by the 1st seeded alliance, consisting of MORE 1714, King TeC 2169, and Nordic Storm 3018. It was an honor to be able to go up against such a great alliance. Considering that our programming failed and we had to re-write it all on Thursday night before the qualification matches started on Friday morning, we did quite well. We won the Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories in Duluth, our eighth time receiving the award.

 

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