Spectrum 3827, the St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit engineering team, qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championships where they competed among a field of 15,000 students from 43 countries around the globe! Spectrum 3847 came home with the illusive Engineering Inspiration Award for their passion, knowledge and commitment in engineering and technology through FIRST. Only three teams were awarded the Engineering Inspiration Award - Spectrum 3847 from the United States, Team Galaxia in memory of David Zohar 5987 from Israel and HORUS 6348 from Mexico. The team ended with their highest championship seed ever (#11) and got to be on a playoff alliance #6 with The Holy Cows 1538, The All Sparks 2848 and The Issaquah Robotics Society 1318.
“Winning the Championship Engineering Inspiration award is the most prestigious award in our team history! The award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community
I'm so honored to receive this award and so happy after all the hours that these current students and all of our alumni have put into doing all the outreach, projects, working events, assisting teams and just trying to make FRC and the world better. It was really great to hear from students and teams that followed our blog this year. Our open information helped them make their robot better including at least one intake inspired by our design The Flying Platypi 2655 who made it to Einstein finals.” said Engineering Coach Allen Gregory IV.
Texas Robotics Invitational - Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2018 Spectrum 3847 will be hosting the off season tournament. The largest summer robotics event in Texas. TRI hosts 36 of the best teams from around the southern united states. Volunteer Signup -https://goo.gl/xe8LFa Team Application -https://goo.gl/GmxPoU
About Spectrum #3847
Spectrum is a FIRST Robotics Team #3847 from Houston, Texas. The team is made up of high school students from St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory two Catholic college preparatory schools in southwest Houston, Texas. St. Agnes is all-girls, and Strake Jesuit is all-boys. www.st-agnes.org and www.strakejesuit.org. They work together to spread engineering to others, build robots, and have fun. The team is recognized for their hard work, community outreach, teamwork, and promoting Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) through robotics workshops, service, & mentoring in Texas and China and their use of social media: Instagram, Blog, Tumblr, Flickr, You Tube, Twitter & Facebook. http://www.spectrum3847.org
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. FRC is a six-week competition program for high-school students to build 120 pound (54 kg) robots with help from their mentors, both teachers and engineers from a variety of companies. The students learned about engineering, programming, marketing, media, teamwork, cooperation, and much more. Each team is organized like a small business with many different tasks for students to do in addition to robot construction. Teams have only been working on their robots since January 6, 2018 when the game was revealed to all the teams.