Congratulations to all the team at the FLL Championship 2018 at FIRST@SUNY Poly.
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The Volunteer/Mentor Award

Team members wrote a letter telling us about this mentor. He has put in more than 60 hours volunteering as a mentor. He brings laughter and fun to meetings while helping with project and robot. As well as volunteering for Cyber Techno Knights, he is also a member of FTC team, Precision Cut-Ups.

Jared Swift

Coach Award

Each student on this coach’s team wrote letters explaining why this coach deserves the Coach’s Award. Students thanked this coach for his positive personality, motivating speeches, and real talks about doing the right thing and being kind always. Students appreciated the guidance, confidence and marshmallows this coach provided.

Mr. Protheroe from Vernon Dream Machines

The Judges Award

This team took the recommendations that were made at the qualifier and incorporated them into their solution. They are very passionate about the effects that recreational pollution has on the our environment and developed a solution that has the potential to make a very large impact. The health of our lakes and rivers can be greatly improved through their efforts.

Award Name: Rising Star
Team #17261 – Robo Splash

Project Award category

Research Award

This team’s research spanned over 6 months and several iterations. They worked with local industry experts and community members to develop a solution that could have a global effect on water purification. They used solar power and created a purification system using ozone.

Team #13048 – Pratt RoCats

The Innovative Solution Award

This innovative team studied the effects of water on the human body. They worked with local medical community members as well as college professors to develop a cost effective solution for testing hydration levels. Their tasty and fruity solution has many uses, including both medical and personal benefits.

Team #15756 – Delta Brick Builders

The Presentation Award

This team’s presentation included a skit that helped explain the problem. They wanted to create a solution to help clean up a lake. They created an Eco-dock that would use plants to reduce the algae making it safe for pets and humans to swim.

Team #5878 – Lego Fusion

Robot Award category

The Mechanical Design Award

This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.
This team experimented with multiple designs to come up with their final. Each design had an elevator design, which employed gears to make changing tools quickly during the games seamless. Due to their process….
The Mechanical Design Award goes to:

Team #33414 – RoboSavages

The Programming Award

This award recognizes a team that utilizes outstanding programming principles, including clear, concise and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge missions autonomously and consistently.
This team’s computer program continues to amaze.
The use of Myblocks and advanced programming was all the craze.
Scoring more than nothing at every station.
Congratulations to team 10000 Geneworks Oughtamation.
The Programming Award goes to:

Team #10000 – GeneWorx Oughtamation

The Strategy & Innovation Award

This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high-performing robot.
This team built a robot of efficiency and simplicity. Based on this design, they scored consistently. This school with initials of JFK showed us how their strategy is put into play.
The Strategy & Innovation Award goes to:

Team #5862 – JFK Robotics

Robot Performance Award

The Robot Performance Award recognizes a team that scored the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three, 2.5-minute matches and their highest score counts.
With a high score of 165, the Robot Performance Award goes to:

Team #7376 – Fayetteville Free Library

Core Values Award category

The Inspiration Award

This award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FIRST LEGO League experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit.
This large team did a great job during the core value exercise, breaking into groups of two to solve the challenge, and the judges said, yay!
This POWERhouse team gave multiple examples of using core values in sports, group projects and the play.
Their goals were clear and the TEN kids had fun all day.
The Inspiration Award goes to:

Team #2982 – Power of Ten

The Teamwork Award

This award recognizes a team that is able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management.
Your team always gets the job done, which is why you have won.
Decked out in your pink arm sleeves, you have showed us what you believe.
The Teamwork Award goes to:

Team #6466 – Cybertechnoknights

The Gracious Professionalism® Award

This award recognizes a team whose members show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field. This team exhibits gracious profession*, which is why it is easy to make this confession. Your incredible rap was super amazing, and it had the judges singing!

Vernon Dream Machines

FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award

The FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award rewards teams for exemplary Project solutions. Advancing to the next round of the Global Innovation Award and representing the SUNY Poly region, is:

Team #15756 – Delta Brick Builders

Champion’s Award

The Champion’s Award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and the Project.

We will be awarding a first-place and second-place Champion’s Award today. The first-place team will advance to the World Festival in Detroit in April. The second-place team will act as an alternate, in case the first place team is unable to attend the World Festival, and also may pursue other invitational opportunities.

The 2st place Champion’s Award

The Judges had the following to say about our stellar second-place team:

  1. This team was akin to a family, and they showed this through communal activities.
  2. This team has exhibited their persistence after their robot experienced some mechanical difficulties.
  3. This team had a creative and well researched solution for removing polluted sediment that is flowing into Onondaga Lake.

The 2nd Place Champion’s Award goes to:

Team #6467 – Eco Bots

The 1st place Champion’s Award

  1. This team really showed us what it means to be a team- excellent communication and cooperation.
  2. This team has showed us how thorough and creative they are by designing multiple functioning robots to practice with.
  3. This teams 3 part solution to track water usage really FLOWed!

The 1st place Champion’s Award and advancement to the World Festival in Detroit goes to:

Team #21455 – Aqua Challengers