SWERVE Robotics of Woodinville recently sent all three of their FIRST Tech Challenge teams to compete at the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston, Texas, a first for the club to qualify all three teams. All three teams found their stride competing with and against teams from around the world including teams from Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, South Africa and China to name a few. Only 128 teams qualified to compete in Houston of more than 5000 teams competing worldwide. Teams S.K.I.D.—Space Koalas in Disguise--(417) and Centripetal (6220) were competitive in the Jameson division finishing in the top half of teams. Team Perpetual Velocity (8923) competed in the Franklin division and finished in the top quarter of those teams. Team SKID earned further accolades by winning the Connect Award: this award is presented to the team that best engages with their local community to make robotics more accessible. In addition to this, Madeline Nguyen and Samantha Hordyk presented their work on a dynamometer to characterize FTC legal motors at the convention portion of the event and Madeline was further recognized as a Deans List student. Beyond the amazing accomplishments, the students reconnected with and made new friends with other students from around the country and world showing the spirit of “gracious professionalism” that is the hallmark of FIRST.
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