Our Visit to Dover

Two members of our team along with three mentors went to our neighboring town Dover to present FIRST Robotics to their principle and interested students. Lexi and Chandler showed our robot to the potential FIRST students. They told them about how the FRC program has impacted them as students in parts of their lives that take place outside of robotics.  We hope to help the school start their own robotics program in their community.

World Championship Houston 2017- Bringing Home the Bacon

Last week at FRC’s 2017 World Championship in Houston, we won some awards. Out of the three Engineering Inspiration Awards given out at the Houston Championship, we were one of the lucky teams to receive the award. Our ranking at the end of the Qualification Matches was 19th seed, however we were the 2nd pick of the 1st seed alliance. Our alliance fought hard and made it to the Finals on the Galileo field, where we sadly lost after winning the first match.

Rocky Balboabots making International Allies

While competing at the FRC Houston World Championship, the team had the opportunity to make some new friends from all over the world. Pictured are teams from China, Switzerland, Turkey, and Israel.

 

Team 6414 Voyager
Will and Chandler pictured above with Team 6414 Voyager from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Team 1574 MisCar
Chandler and Roberto pictured above with Team 1574 MisCar from Misgav, HaZafon, Israel.
Team 6431 NaktaParantez
Ramsey, Joey, Austin, Drew, Roberto, Carmen, Taylor, Chandler, and Haley pictured above with Team 6431 NaktaParantez from Istanbul, Turkey.
Team 6417 Fidolins
Taylor, Chandler, Roberto, and Austin are pictured above with Team 6417 Fridolins from Glarus, Switzerland.

 

TIME Magazine

Our team has been asked by Senior Writer Sean Gregory from TIME Magazine to have a story written about us.  He spoke with four members of the team Joie Bogart, Alexis Danekas, Roberto Montoya, Will Tanner and our mentor Coach Robert Dean.

Politician Visit

It was a big day for Team 5437. We had the pleasure to host four distinguished guests: Arkansas House Speaker Pro-Tem Rep Jon Eubanks, Arkansas Senator Gary Stubblefield, US Representative Bruce Westerman, and John Novak, a living legend in the Arkansas FIRST community. We especially want to thank Rep Eubanks and Senator Stubblefield for sponsoring our team!

Congressman Bruce Westerman at Rock City Regionals

I am grateful to have an opportunity to speak at the 2017 FIRST Robotics regional competition. Robotics encourages STEM education and develops a collaboration with high school students and business professionals that will result in a workforce ready to meet the needs of industry in the 21st century. cc: Arkansas FIRST Incorporated

I am grateful to have an opportunity to speak at the 2017 FIRST Robotics regional competition. Robotics encourages STEM education and develops a collaboration with high school students and business professionals that will result in a workforce ready to meet the needs of industry in the 21st century. cc: Arkansas FIRST Incorporated

Posted by Congressman Bruce Westerman on Friday, March 10, 2017