Robotics Team Competes at World Championships
Houston, we have a Tesseract!
Seattle Academy’s Robotics Team Tesseract touched down in Houston April 16th – 21st, for their 3rd straight appearance in the FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Tech) Robotics World Championship. There were teams from all over the world, including China, Lebanon, New Zealand, Brazil, and more.
Seattle Academy robotics competes in a league called “First Tech Challenge”, that contains 9,000 teams worldwide. Seattle Academy was one of 140 teams that made it all the way to the world championship in Houston. This year’s challenge had a lunar theme because of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and the robot was created to manipulate particles, move autonomously, and lift itself onto a lunar lander.
The team competed well, and took home one of the top awards in the world! Tesseract won the “Think” Award for the best engineering notebook. The notebook documents the mechanical and software engineering that went into the robot, as well as all of the outreach the club does in the community. The team was very honored to win this prestigious award. The competition ended with finals at Minute Maid field, where robots were on display, and the teams heard from the head of NASA’s Johnson center. The team was all smiles, and Seattle Academy couldn’t be more proud of them.
Congratulations to Tesseract students, mentors, and families!