McKenzie & Snyder are so proud to be a sponsor of Loveland High School‘s robotics team who will be competing at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis Missouri, April 26-29. Loveland’s robotics engineering team 5040, dubbed “Nuts and Bolts” won 2nd place at the Ohio State Regional competition, then competing in North Super-Regional Championship in Iowa, earning their trip to the World Competition.
What is the FIRST World Robotic Championship?
The FIRST Championship (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is a four-day robotics competition held every year in April and comprises of four competitions from four STEM education outreach programs:
- FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship
- FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship
- FIRST Lego League (FLL) World Festival
- FIRST Lego League Junior World Expo
The FIRST Robotics Program was started by the inventor of the Segway stand-up scooter, Dean Kamen, to inspire student interests in the fields related to STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), especially robotics, engineering, and to teach problem-solving and communication.
Loveland’s robotics team became eligible for advancement from the FTC Super-Regionals based on many factors including robot design, robot performance and team factors such as community service and outreach.