Congratulations Teams

Memphis/Shelby County teams did quite well at the TN State FTC Championships:

2nd place Design Award was won by 6073 MUS Robotics – from Memphis, Tennessee

The Design Award expands on this year’s challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These
elements are functional and aesthetic, and can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel
of the robot, and how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The robot should be durable, efficiently designed, and
effectively address the game challenge.

The Collins Aerospace Innovate Award was swept by area teams:

Collins Aerospace Innovate Award
The Collins Aerospace Innovate Award celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This award is given to the team that the Judges feel has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness and ‘out of the box’ thinking with regard to design. This award may address the design of the whole robot or some sub-assembly component of the robot. The creative component needs to work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all of the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s engineering notebook showed the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot, and clearly explains how the team arrived at their solution.

3rd Place 17236 EpicTeam – from Germantown, Tennessee

2nd Place 6073 MUS Robotics – from Memphis, Tennessee

Here is what the Judges have to say about the winner of this Award:
This team had minimal funds but that didn’t stop them from sharing their resources with others. Innovating in both robot and spirit!

1st Place 6289 Terrors of Mars – from Millington, Tennessee

3rd place Connect award was won by 10391 Lynx Robotics – from Memphis, Tennessee

The Connect Award is presented to the team that the Judges’ feel most connected with their local community, FIRST and the business world. The best team is more than the sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. In addition, the team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and other STEM professionals and exploring the opportunities available in the world of science and technology.

Think Award
The Think Award is given to the team that the Judges feel best reflects the journey of the engineering design process. The engineering notebook is the key reference for Judges to help them identify the most deserving team. This team’s engineering notebook focused on the design and build stages of the team’s robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers.

3rd Place 17236 EpicTeam – from Germantown, Tennessee

Also team 6073 MUS Robotics – from Memphis, Tennessee was the 1st pick on the winning alliance at the competition!

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