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Continued Success for Firm Sponsored FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional at Rose-Hulman

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hosted the FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional for the second time March 6th-8th. Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett and Henry LLP, a proud sponsor of this event since its inception, congratulates the winning teams and applauds all the students for their ingenuity and hard work. Bill McKenna, a partner at the firm, helped judge the three-day competition.

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is a union of sport and mind, introducing high school aged innovators to real-world robotics challenges while promoting the value of education in STEM fields. FRC teams comprised of high school students and a handful of engineer-mentors design and build the robots in six weeks from a common set of parts, with the hopes of winning at various regional competitions.

This year’s Crossroads Regional included robots designed and constructed by teams from 45 high schools from nine states across the Midwest. The team’s robots were designed to play Aerial Assist, a game which requires that the robots cooperate in moving color coded exercise balls across a 25 by 54 foot playing field and into ground level and elevated scoring goals. The teams competed against one another in front of a crowd of more than 2,200 people.

Also attending this year’s event was Eighth District U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana), who visited with teams, observed the competition, and spoke at the FIRST® Robotics supporter’s luncheon.
More details of the event can be found here.

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