Saturday January 31, 2015
Registration for this event is now closed.
Teams should use the School parking lot located on Claremont. Please park responsibly to allow for more parking and easy exiting.
A concession stand in the lunchroom will be handled by school staff throughout the day.
In order to eliminate the possibility of interference with the FTC Field Control System, Chicago Math and Science Academy will be preventing access to all Wifi networks in the venue on the day of the event to limit possible interference, meaning no Wifi access will be available.
Note: All times are subject to change. We will work hard to maintain this agenda but occasionally things happen outside our control. Please pay attention to announcements in case changes are necessary.
|#||Team #||Team Name||Location|
|2||3758||Juarez Aztec Eagles||Chicago|
|3||3785||Beastie Bots||Highland Park|
|5||4442||robots done right||Highland Park|
|6||5451||robot wranglers||Highland Park|
|7||5452||robot to the knee||Highland Park|
|12||7016||Robo Wildcats||Country Club Hills|
|15||7116||Robotic Wildcats||Country Club Hills|
|19||8847||Three, Two, One||Dolton|
|20||9017||Techno Wildcats||Country Club Hills|
|21||9635||Teen Girl Squad||Chicago|
|The Motivate Award recognizes outstanding team spirit shown though costumes and outfits, team support, and other methods of standing out and raising attention. Teams that reach out to their schools and community to raise awareness of FIRST and their FTC efforts have done so in a variety of cool and inventive methods - this winner is no exception. And this is what the judges said:|
|Watch out Chicago Southside, make sure you take good notes.
Sit down, hang up your jacket and put on your lab coats.
Made sure the forklift was working before they entered the gate,
Here comes the DeVry Daemens to capture the award to Motivate! BOOM!!!
|Winner:||4337, DeVry Daemons, Chicago, IL|
|The Connect Award is a bit different than the Motivate Award. Winners of the Connect Award have done a great deal of community outreach not only to spread the word about FIRST but specifically to include engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals into their outreach efforts. This creates connections between teams, FIRST, and the professional world that can last years beyond their participation in FTC. Connect Award winners also develop and execute plans to fund their team including clear goals and objectives - including how they can give back to their community in the future. And this is what the judges said:|
|This team combines RED and BLUE.
Its MUSCULAR robot can carry a HEAVY burden.
PURPLE in majesty and STRONG as an OX,
The Connect Award goes to team 3785, the Beastie Bots!
|Winner:||3785, Beastie Bots, Highland Park, IL|
|Rockwell Collins Innovate Award|
|The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is robot specific. It celebrates teams who come up with innovate solutions to the Game Challenge that most others have overlooked. These solutions can't just look good - they've got to work... at least most of the time. Historically, some of the most innovative breakthroughs in science and technology have come when fresh thinking is applied to a known problem. This year's Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winners demonstrated that type of thinking. And this is what the judges said:|
|After scooping nearly 140 balls on the field, this team raised up to the top.
Demonstrating Gracious Professionalism on and off the field, as well as in the pits, this team managed to expand their HORIZONS.
And at the end of the day, after a tough day of competition they left the field BLACK and PINK.
The Innovate Award goes to team 7007, the Techno Bots!
|Winner:||7007, Techko Bots, Chicago, IL|
|PTC Design Award|
|We are happy that PTC has offered to sponsor the PTC Design Award. The intent of this award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements 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 Design aspects must serve a function - but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion - not an easy task with a limited set of parts and game challenge. And this is what the judges said:|
|In the heat of battle, strategy is key.
With a wave of your flag, all enemies flee.
Your opponents attempts are all for naught.
And the Design Award goes to team 6287, the War Bots!
|Winner:||6287, DHS Vets, Highland Park, IL|
|Highest Seed Rookie Award|
|Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.|
|Winner:||8847, Three, Two, One, Dolton, IL|
|Young in age, few in number, new to the GAME,
There is no doubt they’re shooting to FAME
This teams’ future is NOVA BRIGHT.
They’re shooting out of SIGHT!
|Winner:||8342, Cyber Comets, Chicago, IL|
|Dean's List Semi Finalists
|Winner:||Alex Zasky from 5451, Robot Wranglers, Highland Park, IL|
|Judges Award - Against the Odds|
|Winner:||7116, Robotics Wildcats, Country Club Hills, IL|
|Every team at this event has had to think - hopefully a lot. The Think Award recognizes the team that has successfully thought, organized, and documented their journey from their starting point to their final design. The engineering notebook is the record of this journey. Just like in real life, teams that can document their process have the best chance at learning from it and improving on it. And this is what the judges said:|
|They were shooting for the stars when they grasped for control.
They fought like warriors going after victory.
Along the way with a conveyor belt, our attention they stole.
Congratulations for the Think Award, Robot to the Knee!
|Winner:||5452, Robot to the knee, Highland Park, IL|
|The Inspire Award is the highest award given by FTC. The winner of the Inspire Award is automatically eligible for advancement to the next tournament level. The Inspire Award winner is the 'prototype' for what we'd like to see all teams achieve as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. They do many of the things mentioned in the other awards. The difference is that they've tied these together in a comprehensive manner resulting in success in the competition, outreach to the community, robot design, team spirit, and engineering accomplishment. That's a tall order but we've got some great candidates for this award today. And this is what the judges said:|
|This team travelled a great distance.
Nothing STOPPED this team from FISHING around for the right materials.
This team sent out positive SIGNALS all day long.
The Inspire Award goes to team 7351, Dynamic Signals
|Winner:||7351, Dynamic Signals, Gurnee, IL|
|2nd Runner Up:||5452, Robot to the knee, Highland Park, IL||3rd Runner Up:||6201, QWOP Bot, Barrington, IL|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Award||Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament|
|1||116||Crazy Eights||Qualifier Host Team||yes|
|2||7351||Dynamic Signals||Inspire Award Winner||yes|
|3||6287||Warbots||Winning Alliance Captain||yes|