The Kirtland First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team walked away from the Kent State Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, February 4 with the highest award possible. The FTC teams focus on thinking like engineers by designing, building, and coding robots to compete against other FTC teams’ robots. The experience also allows the students to strengthen their problem solving and teamwork skills.
The Electric Hornets were honored with the first place Inspire Award which is given to the team that best embodies the challenge of the FTC program. Teams that win this award are said to have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot and are an inspiration to other teams by working together as a unit.
During the tournament the Electric Hornets participated in a judging session which consisted of both a presentation portion and a question-and-answer segment. The Kirtland FTC team also battled head-to-head in five robot rounds and participated in visits and interviews with the judging panel during the tournament.