MICDS’ co-ed Robotics team, Technoramic, engineered themselves all the way to the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas!
Their journey to the World Championships began at the East Conference Qualifier, where the team was awarded 3rd place for the Control Award, 2nd place for the Motivate Award, 2nd place for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award and 2nd place for the Think Award. In addition, the team also received the Inspire Award—the most prestigious award given to the team that embodies the “challenge” portion of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The Inspire Award winner is the first team to advance to the State Championship.
While at State, the team placed 3rd in their division for robot performance, which advanced them to the South Super Regionals in Athens, Georgia. They were then chosen to compete at the World Championships, where they placed 58th overall.
“The team gained valuable experience during competition this year,” said Upper School Math Instructor and Technoramic Team Head Coach Travis Menghini. “The team took great notes and asked the more experienced teams for advice. Examples of knowledge gained include the engineering notebook, design process, CAD and other important areas like keeping new members involved in the program. We are hoping to utilize this valuable information in our seasons to come.”