Two PR students earned an award at the 2020-21 FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Pennsylvania State Tournament on May 22nd. 24 different teams competed in this virtual competition.
PR students Luke Kastner and Owen Anderson were part of the Mars Robotics Association team, which is a community based association with students from eight different school districts across Western Pennsylvania.
The PR students’ team, named Team Curiosity?, was required to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in the annual robot game at the tournament. This competition helps students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, all while learning the value of hard work, innovation, and teamwork.
Teams also had to raise funds, design and market their team brand, and participate in community outreach to win awards.
Team Curiosity? Earned the first place Motivate Award and second place Connect Award. The Motivate Award is awarded to the team that best shows what it means to be a team and best shows the values of FIRST. The Connect Award is awarded to teams that best connect with their local science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community.