Both Norwood Robotics Teams Earn a Spot at the Maryland State FIRST Lego League Championship
On January 5 and January 12, Norwood's two robotics teams (the Green Hawks and the Blue Hawks) competed in a FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament for the State of Maryland. Both teams did extremely well and have advanced to the state championship.
According to Juan Ramirez, director of technology and Robotics Team coach, both teams witll compete the next step in the Maryland State FIRST Lego League Championship on February 23, 2019, at UMBC in Catonsville, where the top 72+ teams from all 20 qualifiers are invited to participate.
The Green Hawks team won first place overall in their qualifying tournement on January 5. In addition, as winners of the Innovation Award, the team will also submit a video about their research on the effects of and a solution for human isolation during space travel to the moon or to Mars. If they are selected among the 20 best teams, they will travel to California to present their solution. The winning team will receive a $20,000 cash prize, and the two runners-up will each receive a $5,000 cash prize. Prize money will be used to further develop the team's invention and/or to support team activities related to FIRST Lego League programs.
The Blue Hawks won first place for their game table and second place in robot design at their qualifying tournament on January 12.
Congratulations to the Norwood Robotics Program! Stay tuned for more information about their performance at the Maryland State Tournament on February 23.
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