Friday, March 7, 2014

GSNC Robotics Results

 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Results
Congrats to all of the high school robotics teams from Long Island that competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifier at Syosset High on March 1, 2014. There were two and ½ Girl Scout teams, the Icebreakers and LEGOtronettes, and the Bot Masters who are a Girl Scout/Boy Scout team.  The Icebreakers made it to the Semi-finals for the Alliance Round and they chose LEGOtronettes and The Bot Masters to be part of their Alliance team. The girls & boys showed each other what ‘scouting’ is all about as they competed together! In the end, the Icebreakers won the Inspire Award’, and the Bot Masters won the Motivate Award’

The Icebreakers and the LEGOtronettes have both qualified to compete at the 2014 NYU/LI FTC Championship Tournament in NYC. The Icebreakers because they won the 'Inspire Award' at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifier at Syosset High and the LEGOtronettes because of they won the Connect Award’ at a previous tournament. 

Jr. FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Results
On Sunday, March 3, 2014 GSNC robotic teams competed in 2 different SBPLI, Inc. competitions at Longwood High School in Middle Island - the Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo and the FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament.

At the Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo our adorable Jr. FLL team, CLIFFSIDERS, showcased their LEGO design and won the Most Explosive Award’ for their explosive ideas, eye-catching Show-Me poster, and explosive team energy.

In the FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament we had four teams compete, they were the Digital Darlings, LEGO Chicks, Merrick Masters and Smart Cookies.  All of our teams did a terrific job showcasing their inventions and competing with their robots!  Merrick Masters won the ‘Mechanical Design’ award and Smart Cookies won the ‘Presentation’ award.

A special thank you to the girls who volunteered their time at the FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament, Brianna K. was a referee and Katherine C., Lauren C., Erin H. & Maggie M. were judges. These girls have mentored our FLL teams and now they are giving back to SBPLI, Inc.!  GSNC is very proud of them!! Also, a big Thank You to all of the coaches, mentors, parents and Girl Scouts that helped the girls succeed!

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