STEM Tag

When our WA robotics team is not busy preparing for a competition, they invest their time serving their STEM community. Evidence from this year shows their legislative and community outreach continues to grow. We continue to celebrate their successful trip to the World Championship, coming home with the Innovation in Control award. However, we would like to also congratulate the team for their efforts beyond building and competing with robots.Beginning with their work in our community, the team made dozens of demonstrations, taught classes, and hosted clinics. Their devoted time fostered a greater understanding and interest in STEM and robotics...

For the third consecutive year, FRC Team 744, Shark Attack, competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship! The team joined over 400 teams from around the world at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas last week. FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competitions filled the three floors of the convention center.Shark Attack finished qualifying rounds in fifth place in their division, which is a great accomplishment at the world-competition level. Not only was the team semi-finalists in the final rounds of the Hopper Division, but they came close to unseating the first seed...

WA Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, returned this past weekend from the South Florida FIRST Regional Competition with accolades and awards. They placed fifth among 64 teams in the qualifying rounds. Most importantly, they came home with the Engineering Inspiration Award! This award automatically qualifies the team for the World Championship in Houston, Texas. This is now the third consecutive year, our high school robotics team will compete against top robotics teams from around the globe.This year marks the second time Shark Attack received the Engineering Inspiration Award. It is the highest honor ever given to the WA...

Most of the time, we send our Robotics team off on long trips to compete, but this weekend you can see them in action. The South Florida FIRST Regional Robotics Competition is at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Join the team on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. Admission is free, and our Shark Attack Robotics students will gladly give you a tour of their pit. Either come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team Shark Attack (FRC Team 744) or watch the competition live at home and check on results.Opening ceremonies are at 8:15 a.m. and competitions begin at 9:00...

WA Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, returned from the break with accolades and awards. They spent their Spring Break at the FIRST Robotics Orlando Regional Competition at the University of Central Florida. The team arrived with more than 26 pounds of parts, wire, electronics, cameras, and pneumatic tubing. They had a bagged, but very incomplete robot. Throughout the weekend, the pit crew and programmers worked continuously to build, program, and calibrate their robot.Shark Attack moved continuously upward in the rankings finishing in sixth place at the end of qualifying rounds and seventh place in the offensive power ranking. Our...