Friday, January 22, 2021
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Day One: 1,000 high school students battle robots in annual competition
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 4567 Views :: Energy, Environment

DAY ONE TOURNAMENT STANDINGS

More than 1,000 high school students battle robots in annual competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2012 - 9:00 p.m.

HONOLULU - After an intense day of qualifying rounds, the pits are closed and teams are preparing themselves for the final day of competition tomorrow. Over 1,000 high school students from Hawaii, Louisiana, and Taiwan gathered in the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Stan Sheriff Center for the 5th Annual FIRST in Hawaii Regional Robotics competition. Tomorrow, the final day of competition, will decide the six teams who travel to the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, MO in April.

"Competition is pretty tight out there, as the teams are getting better and better every year," said Megan Andrada, a member of the defending champions from the Waialua High School robotics team. "We are just going to keep working hard and hope for the best."

The morning started with opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m., with special guest former Governor Linda Lingle, state legislators, and corporate partners. Qualifying rounds began after, with the teams attempting to make their robots score basketballs into goals in this year's game of "Rebound Rumble."

"Today was really fun, because all the teams have great energy. Hawaii's aloha spirit is in effect, with all the teams supporting each other," said Brianna Acosta, the emcee. "And, it is a very friendly competition."

The day concluded with a wrap up of today's match ups and several awards were given, including:

  • Volunteer of the Year: Corrie Heck, Chief Coordinator, Robotic Organizing Committee Hawaii

  • Imagery Award (in honor of Jack Kamen): Team RoboKap (#2445), Kapolei High School

  • Innovation in Control Award (sponsored by Rockwell Automation): The Lancers (#2437), Sacred Hearts Academy

  • Creativity Award (sponsored by Xerox): The Hot Rocks (#1056), Waiakea High School

  • Engineering Excellence Award (sponsored by Delphi): The 'Iobots (#2438), Iolani School

  • Entrepreneurship Award (sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers): The Falcons (#3008), Kalani High School

  • Rookie Inspiration Award: The Navibots (#4218), Island Pacific Academy

  • Website Award: Team Kika Mana (#368), McKinley High School

  • Regional Woodie Flowers Award: Mr. James Herbert (#2090), Punahou School


The event tomorrow runs from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The final matches of competition will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.hawaiiroc.org.

####

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT