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Both Robotics Teams Qualify for State

Both Robotics Teams Qualify for State

The two robotics teams from Mount Vernon High School competed Saturday, Nov. 16, in an FTC-Iowa qualifying tournament held in Mount Vernon. Out of the 24 teams competing, only 4 earned a spot at the upcoming state tournament. Two of those spots went to Mount Vernon’s teams and each received a major award from a […]

Mount Vernon Robotics Press Release regarding Quad Cities FTC Qualifier February 2

Mount Vernon Robotics Press Release regarding Quad Cities FTC Qualifier February 2

From Richard Scearce The Mount Vernon Robotics Club performed well this past Saturday in Bettendorf. Both teams made it to the finals and, therefore, each won a Finalist Alliance Trophy. The teams also received the following recognition: Team 458, Activate Go Initiative!, was awarded a trophy for winning a major award, the Motivate Award (see […]

Both Robotics Teams Advance to State

Both Robotics Teams Advance to State

On Saturday, November 3, the Mount Vernon Robotics Club competed in their first Qualifying Tournament of the season at Linn-Mar High School. Out of the 21 teams competing, including Linn-Mar, CR Jefferson, Ankeny, Solon, and Benton Community. Mount Vernon’s two teams finished first and second and both qualified for the FTC-Iowa state tournament which will […]

Robotics Teams Compete Well at Worlds

Robotics Teams Compete Well at Worlds

The two Mount Vernon Robotics teams and their robots performed well at the FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC) World Championships April 25 – April 28. Out of 128 FTC teams competing in two FTC divisions, Mount Vernon’sTeam 3549 went 5 -3 in qualification matches and finished in 19th place. They were also one of 3 teams […]

Both Robotics Teams, Activate Go Initiative! and Classified, to Compete at World Championships

Both Robotics Teams, Activate Go Initiative!  and Classified, to Compete at World Championships

UPDATE-ON TUESDAY, FEB. 28, TEAM CLASSIFIED WAS ALSO INVITED TO COMPETE AT FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! For the third time in the last four years Mount Vernon High School will be sending a Robotics team to the FTC World Championships. On Saturday at the Iowa-FTC tournament, team #458, Activate Go Initiative!, was the captain of the […]

Robotics teams honored in Milwaukee

Robotics teams honored in Milwaukee

The Mount Vernon Robotics Club competed on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although neither team qualified for the World Championships, both were successful. Team 458 finished the qualifier rounds with a 4 and 1 record and then made it to the semi finals before being eliminated. Team 4549 won a major award called the Think Award, […]

Robotics Teams Both Qualify for State Tournament

Robotics Teams Both Qualify for State Tournament

The Mount Vernon Robotics team competed Sunday at the FIRST Tech Challenge qualifying tournament in Davenport. Both teams were successful and both have qualified for the Iowa-FTC state tournament on February 25 in Iowa City. Each team was nominated for multiple awards and each team was awarded one. The teams receive awards at FTC Tournaments […]

Robotics team finishes 12th at world competition

Robotics team finishes 12th at world competition

Mount Vernon’s Team #458, named Activate Go Initiative!, finished qualifying matches with a 5 and 2 record at the FTC World Robotics Championships last weekend in St. Louis. This put Mount Vernon in 12th place out of 64 teams in their division. There were also 64 teams in another division. On Friday night, 12 teams […]

Robotics team qualifies for World Championships

Robotics team qualifies for World Championships

Mount Vernon’s team #458 finished in first place as a member of the Alliance team at the Iowa First Technical Challenge (FTC) Robotics Championship held at the Iowa Memorial Union Saturday, Feb. 26. They qualified for the World Championships which will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, in late April. They also won one of […]

Robotics

Robotics

Check out the Robotics Club website at http://www.mvrobotics.org Story by Rob Sheehy Robotics is such an engaging experience for the students that a second team was created. With the kick off of a new season in fall 2009, a game called “Hot Shot” was required to be played by the robots. It involved having a […]