Robotics regionally recognized

Robotics regionally recognized

By Megan Resler

The MTHS FIRST Robotics club was recognized during the first weekend of April at the Seattle Regional Robotics competition, winning both the Business Plan Award and Safety Award.

The event was held at Key Arena for the 3rd year in a row. It was led by Derek Burkett and David Krienke, the Robotics team who won the Underwriter’s Laboratory Team Safety Award. The team managed  the distribution of safety glasses for the entire event, showed the team’s comprehensive safety plan, and posted safety posters around the event.

The Business Plan Award was also given to the MTHS robotics team for the second year in a row.

Our team was awarded for developing the best and most comprehensive business plan.  Brandon Crader and Tyler Baker worked to update last year’s plan, also an award winner, and received the award again this year.  As the regional event’s judges noted, this bodes well for our team’s growth and development in the year’s to come.

Emilie Woog finished the 2010 robotics season by receiving the top female engineering award for the entire Regional Event.

The “Dean’s List” award is given to the top male and female engineering students from all 64 teams present at the event, roughly 1000 students. This month Woog will travel to Atlanta, GA to compete for the National Dean’s List Award.