Pacifica Tribune, 5/8/12. "Terra Nova girls win best robot design at world championships."
|Wow, way to go team 4529!|
"Team Antipodes, consisting of Terra Nova juniors Kjersti Chippindale, Emma Filar and Violet Replicon, capped off their most impressive season yet when they heard these words in front of a convention hall packed with their peers, mentors and legends in the field of robotics: "...and the PTC Robot Design Award goes to...(pause for envelope ripping)...team 4529, Antipodes, from Pacifica, California!" In that instant, a celebratory evening for their annual friends transformed into a surreal dream they had not dared to imagine. Those friends were now high-fiving the girls on their float up to the stage to receive congratulations from the judges and MIT professor Woody Flowers, the godfather of this sport.
More than a hundred championship teams traveled to St. Louis this past week to compete under the Edward Jones Dome in the 2012 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships. The location, where the NFL Rams play their home games, seemed appropriate, because the FIRST Championship is the Super Bowl of competitive high school robotics with more than 20,000 students spending a week preparing, driving and repairing their robots in multi-team alliances." Read article.
Related - Rueters, 5/9/12, and Market Watch press release. 5/9/12: "-- Antipodes, #4529 from Pacifica, CA, won the PTC Design Award."
Posted by Kathy Meeh