New York City Teams Competing at the 2016 FIRST Championships
16 Apr Tweet
In less than two weeks, thousands of students from all over the world will be in St. Louis, MO competing in the 2016 FIRST Championships. Several teams from the New York City area will be making the trip as well. Here is how you can help them get to St. Louis.
The Robotics Team from I. S. 192 in St. Albans, Queens won the 1st Place Champion’s Award at the NYC FIRST City-wide LEGO League Championship in March. The team, comprised of 14 seventh and eighth grade students, will be heading to the FIRST Championships for the first time.
Quantum Mechanics, FTC 6051, from the Dalton School in Manhattan were Tesla Division finalists at the 2016 Super East Regional in March. Quantum will be among 145 FIRST Tech Challenge teams competing at the FIRST Championship.
UASGC RoboSquad, FRC 5891, is a Rookie Team from The Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce in Harlem, NY. Despite first year challenges, the team made it all the way to the semi-finals and won the The Rookie All Star Award at the NYC Regional which automatically entered them into the FIRST Championship.
FRC 3419, the RoHawks, from Hunter College High School in Manhattan were Regional Finalists and the Quality Award winner at the NYC Regional. As top finishers, they won a wildcard berth to the FIRST Championship.
FRC 1796, the RoboTigers, is a veteran robotics team from Queens Vocational & Technical High School in Long Island City, New York. The RoboTigers won the Chairman’s Award at this year’s SPBLI Long Island Regional and the Gracious Professionalism Award at the New York City Regional. They will be attending the FIRST Championships for the second consecutive year.
Stuypulse, FRC 694, was part of the winning alliance at the 2016 New York City Regional in March. The veteran team from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan also attended the South Florida Regional where they won the Entrepreneurship Award and were part of the 8th Alliance.
FRC 333, the Megaladons, from John Dewey High School in Brooklyn will also be attending the FIRST Championships in St. Louis. At the 2016 New York City Regional they received the Excellence in Engineering Award.