In the 2023 season, our team was the proud winner of the Regional Quality Award and Event Finalist Award.
This award is presented to the alliance that wins the event.
The Finalist Award celebrates the alliance that makes it to the final match of the competition.
The FIRST Impact Award honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST. It focuses on the ultimate goal of transforming the world in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders.
The Creativity Award celebrates creativity that enhances strategy of play and was intentionally designed and not discovered. The creative element’s uniqueness has a practical application and contributes to the objectives of the competition.
The Entrepreneurship Award celebrates a team that integrates sustainable, professional design into the structure and management of the team.
The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community. The team demonstrates a commitment to science and technology education among the team, school, and community, and achievement of the FIRST mission and ability to communicate that at the competition and away from it.
The Quality Award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. The entire machine demonstrates quality: workmanship, welds, attachment systems, wiring, paint, etc, that allow it to withstand the rigors of competition – maintaining functionality, including the use of designed-in redundancy and risk mitigation measures.
The Excellence in Engineering Award celebrates the team that demonstrates a professional approach to the design process. The designs reflect an engineering solution to a specific problem and are elegant and advantageous on the field of play.
The Innovation in Control Award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components – electrical, mechanical or software – to provide unique machine functions. The control system is innovative and unique. It is integrated with the machine, human players, strategy, etc. in concept and execution. The innovation is practical; it addresses the game’s challenge and is reliable under the stress of competition.
The Sportsmanship Award celebrates the team that exemplifies Coopertition and Gracious Professionalism in competition.
The Defense Award celebrates a member of an alliance that provides invaluable and strong defense.
The Rookie All-Star award celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology.