Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Robotics Competition Honors Eleven Student Teams

Eleven local school teams received awards during the 2011 Forsyth County Invitational Robot Run Tournament on Dec. 10. The event, organized by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and its Technology Council, was part of the international FIRST LEGO® League robotics competition. The program is designed to develop our future workforce by promoting science, math, research and teamwork.

More than 200 students from 18 schools participated in the daylong competition. The winners were:

Core Values Awards:
Inspiration Award: Northwest Middle “Bacon Strips”
Teamwork Award: Northwest Middle “LEGO Terminators”
Gracious Professionalism Award: Southeast Middle “Jaguars”

Project Awards:
Research Award: Hanes Middle “Purple Dragons”
Innovation Solution Award: Hanes Middle “Golden Dragons”
Presentation Award: Northwest Middle “Gearoholics”

Robot Design Awards:
Mechanical Design: Hanes Middle “Black Dragons”
Programming: Jefferson Middle “Mad Minutemen”
Strategy and Innovation: Brunson Elementary “Robotics 1”

Robot Performance: Clemmons Middle “Cardinals”

Champion’s Award: Meadowlark Middle School “Mustangs”

Title Sponsor of the event was Cook Medical. Other sponsors included Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative, Forsyth Technical Community College; JFK Consulting; Solid Space; and the Wake Forest Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.

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