In the 2021-2022 season, FIRST FORWARD presented by Qualcomm, teams explored the future of transportation. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transit, teams reimagined faster, more reliable, inclusive, and sustainable transportation innovations that better connect and grow communities and economies worldwide.
We are immensely proud of the teams, coaches, mentors, and students who participated in this year's robotics season at NYC FIRST. With the majority of the qualifying competitions being held in person, it was a victory for our teams to compete despite the many hurdles after a two-year hiatus.
Throughout the season, teams overcame many challenges, such as finding new build space, forming new partnerships with suppliers due to supply-chain difficulties, fundraising, alongside many other challenges. Instead of battling the challenges alone, teams embraced gracious professionalism by supporting one another through moments of failure, producing and collaborating together, and supporting one another throughout the season. We are proud of how our teams came together.
In addition to our robotics community, we would be remiss not to mention the role of our key sponsors and volunteers. NYC FIRST sponsors and supporters come from some of the leading organizations in the area. Sponsors provide resources including time and talent from professional mentors, services, equipment, financial contribution, and volunteers.
Award Description: This judged award is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST team.
Team #8365 - Gearmasters
Award Description: This award will be given to the winning alliance represented in the final match.
Team #8088 - Team Cephalopods
Award Description: This award will be given to the finalist alliance represented in the final match.
Team #4174 - Atomic Theory
Volunteer of the Year: Jason Li
Regional Chairman's Award: 5298
Regional Engineering Inspiration Award: 6401
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award: Mohammed Hossain (8739)
Volunteer of the Year: Roseanne Crockett
FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award: Jessie Li (2601)
FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award: Myles Pasetsky (694)
Regional Winners: 694
Regional Winners: 1796
Regional Winners: 5806* (Wildcard)
Award Description: This award celebrates a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League Challenge experience by fully embracing the Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design, and the Innovation Project.
Team #38233 - SSCA Demericorn
Award Description: This award celebrates a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5-minute matches, and their highest score counts.
Team #44122 - DAB Robotics
Award Description: This team displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, knows they can accomplish more together than they could as individuals and shows each other and other teams respect at all times.
Team #34247 - Avenues Engineers
Award Description: This team utilizes diverse resources for their Innovation Project to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of their problem; has a creative, well-researched solution; and effectively communicates their findings to judges and the community.
Team #760 - Boogiebots
Award Description: This team uses outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices to develop a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient, and highly capable of performing challenge missions.
Team #3433 - Legendary Cargobots
Coach of the Year: Steven Reddy