MOE qualified to compete at the District Championship at Lehigh University! It was one of the higher stake competitions we’ve been in. There were many teams out there that we’re great partners and competitors, but the important part about it all to was having a great time with other great teams.It was an exciting time at Lehigh. Many ups and some downs throughout the competition but we didn’t do too bad considering that these were top teams from the FIRST Mid-Atlantic District! We also have our competition MOEwards! Congratulations to 6226 Blue Devils for earning unique design, 5895 Peddie School Robotics for earning Sandstorm Survivor, 3637 The Daleks for earning Best Pit, 41 RoboWarriors for earning the Spirit Award, 5407 Wolfpack robotics for earning the Out of the Box thinking Award, 747 Flight Crew for earning the Gracious Professionalism Award, 1712 DAWGMA for earning Best Mascot, and finally, 7587 Metcouhen Momentum for earning the Rookie Award! We are fortunate to give these out to deserving teams and hope that it’ll help them in their journey through FIRST.
David, MOE’s Dean’s List Finalist, will be competing for the Dean’s List Award at Detroit World Championship! We’re extremely proud of him; he has for sure earned it! As always, thank you to our amazing sponsors who support our student’s journey in the FIRST Community! We all appreciate all the help we get from anyone, sponsors, family members, mentors, alumni, and more! We cannot wait to represent our sponsors at Detroit and representing the Mid-Atlantic District as well!
MOE was able to compete in Seneca this past weekend on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. We were much more prepared this time around thanks to our hardworking students! Our pit crew was outstanding when times got tough but our team in the stands kept cheering us on through it all. Our drivers and lead strategist did an amazing job on the field this weekend as well! Everyone on the team has done some self-improvement in one way or another that help out everyone on the team. We’re so proud of Alex and Michaela, our driver and function operator, who are always looking at what they can do on the field and getting out of hazardous situations. And a huge thanks to Tatiana, lead strategist, for always getting with alliance partners and talking up a storm full of strategy. As always, we have our MOEwards! Congrats to 1807 Redbird Robotics for earning the Sandstorm Survivor award, 2729 Storm Robotics, for earning Best Pit, 484 RoboForce for earning Best Spirit, 219 Team Impact for earning the Out of The Box Thinking award, and last but not least, 6327 Tin Soldiers for earning the Creative Design award. Congrats to you all! We also decided to bring back the Personal Recognition Buttons! We started this back in 2008 but decided to bring it back for its 8th year. 2 of our students receive 2 personal recognition buttons each for helping out 5490 on both Saturday and Sunday. We’d really love to see you with your Personal Recognition Button if you have them. Submit it to us through any of our Social media outlets! By the end of the day, we had 5 awards. 272 Cyber Crusaders gave us the award “Three in a MOE” due to our random trifecta. We also got the Unicorn award from 75 RoboRaiders for being the first team to get 4 ranking points (aka Unicorn). We also got a Personal Recognition Button from a team to the entire MOE team! They were all thankful for always helping them when they needed it. Thank you all for the awards.
We also won the Autonomous award thanks to our awesome program team with all their hard work and the Semi-Finalist Award thanks to our lead strategist and robot drivers.
We hope to see you at Lehigh next week, and good luck to anyone who still has competitions!
MOE attended Westtown on the weekend of March 9th and 10th (almost 2 weeks ago) and we had a BLAST (pun intended)! Our newest members got to experience what FRC is truly all about and we all had fun going to our first competition of the season! Destination: Deep Space gave SuperMOEva (our robot) a challenging time, but thanks to our awesome pit crew, it survived all those sandstorms and many other things.
As a MOE tradition of 19 years, we always have our MOEwards! this year, we had an award for the best pit, awarded to 5404 Gearaffes, best spirit, awarded to 4575 The Tin Mints, Unique design, awarded to 272 Cyber Crusaders, Out of the Box Thinking award, awarded to 3929 Atomic Dragons, and Sandstorm Survivor, awarded to 1811 FRESH! Congratulations!
We may have walked out empty handed but 4342 Demon Robotics awarded us the Gracious Professionalism award! Thank you so much! We are excited about our upcoming competition this weekend. Watch out Seneca, MOE’s coming to you!
As the final Bag Day came upon us, we’ve had ups and downs with the robot just like any other year. The challenges were difficult but we triumphed over them. The Robot SuperMOEva got in its bag around 10:30 p.m. that night. Now we wait for our FIRST Competition at Westtown High School and our first official look at the field. We’re ready for you Deep Space!
Week 4 into the build season yet no robot completely finished as of yet, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a name for it. Every year, students submit a name for the robot and put all the submissions into a vote. This year, we, the media team, wanted to present the robot name to the rest of the team in a creative way. Check out our YouTube Video on the entire experience by clicking here. We won’t post any spoilers here. Hope you enjoy it!
MOE was watching the live stream during Saturday’s Kickoff Video where we found out the how the entire field will look for Destination: Deep Space and all of the rules. After the live stream was over, we all discussed how this game could go, what to think about while designing the robot, all specifications in the game manual and many other things. Many students have smart ideas including ways to climb onto the third level, different ways to use the sandstorm period to our advantage, etc.
We cannot wait to see how everything plays out in our first competition in Westtown and all the competitions that follow.
Not sure if you’ve been on social media lately, but on Thanksgiving weekend, we had our reunion gathering. We had over 100 alumni students, mentors, and boosters/parents from previous years. We’ve had many people return to Delaware from the state of Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, and other places in the country. “We really just wanted people to reconnect after many years after there time here at MOE,” says John Larock (AKA Mr. MOE). Even Carol Perrotto thought that “It was great seeing what the alumni are up to now, and seeing how the things we taught them is helping them now in their lives.”
Many of our current students volunteered in this event by doing robot demos, greeting guests, escorting guests to the lab and making sure everyone was having a great time! We were also displaying many memorabilia from the past years such as shirts, photos, yearly posters, the MOE crate, robot parts, awards, and even the chairman’s award poster, as well as playing videos for people to watch. We want to thank our long-time sponsor DuPont for the past 20 years for providing us with a space to meet, financial support, and bringing mentors to our way. We also want to thank Dupont for providing the space used for the reunion.
MOE attended this years’ Ramp Riot, hosted by Miss Daisy 341. Although we did not do the greatest this time around, that’s alright because we all had a great time with all of our alliance partners- team 1391, 11, and 484. The one thing we did win was the Mike Wade Memorial Award for the Food Drive. We know that the important part was not the award, but that we were able to give some food to those who will really need it in the upcoming cold winter months. We cannot wait for next years’ Ramp Riot but for now, we must say goodbye to our sweet and beloved MOErio. Can’t wait to see everyone in the upcoming Deep Space Competitions next year!