Students Compete to Qualify for Global Robotics Championship at FIRST ® Robotics Competition Championship Event in Detroit

By Bonnie Wannett
Awards & Recognition
April 26, 2018

This week, 40 of our students left to travel to Detroit, MI to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition that runs from April 25th-April 28th.  Chantilly Robotics, Team 612 earned a spot at the Championship by being part of a team that under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, were challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.  According to team CEO, Anvitha Nachiappan, “this year has been amazing for us because it is the first year that we have qualified for World’s purely for the robot and its ability to perform.”  Along with 400 other teams from around the world, students will take part in this four day competition.  This high-tech sporting event will produce excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, as teams compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more.  Good luck to all of our FCPS teams that are competing.