MOE 20th Anniversary Reunion

IMG_5557Not 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.  20th_JAW105521e (2) “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.”

IMG_8358Many 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! IMG_5563We 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. 20th_JAW105527eWe 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.

If you’d like to Donate to our team which goes to our students, click here. 

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MOE at Ramp Riot!

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!

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Duel on the Delaware 2018

The duel on Delaware was an off season fall event where most new and old MOE members participated in. MOE was the host of the event along with our sister group team 316 “LunaTECHS”. It was a long busy day from the practice rounds all the way through the qualifying rounds. Although it was a packed day, the energy never faded in all teams. There were several dance breaks and friendly bonding with fellow teams. MOE 365 was praised for our high spirits though we had a lot on our shoulders. In the end we reached the finals and were able to place in 5th, go MOE!

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$20 For 365

As our 20th Anniversary is coming up, we’re encouraging our alumni and anyone else who wants to help out to donate about $20 or more for this year’s team expenses! You may think that $20 isn’t much, but that can help our students pay off their travel expenses or even get a meal plan for the build season. We’d all very much appreciate any donation we can get.  You can learn more and donate here!

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Radio Newark Visits MOE!

++IMG_2856Ken Chisholm, a broadcaster from Radio Newark, came to visit MOE’s Lab last week. With Radio Newark being a STEM based broadcasting station, he came in to find out more about MOE and FIRST and to even do future podcasts with us! To look at some things they’ve covered, you can visit www.radionewark.org

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MOE at Girl Power!

Recently MOE attended Girl Power 2018 hosted by the Firebirds, Team 433. With us being an alliance captain, we allied ourselves with Team 2590, Nemesis, and Team 423, Simple Machines.
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As the Round Robins commenced, Alliance 1 went into the finals and came out victorious with our alliance partners!

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Great job to MOE’s Driver and Function Operator and last minute Driver and Function Operator to control Simple Machine’s Robot.  We cannot wait for next year’s Girl Power!

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MOE at Detroit World Champs!

MOE was placed in the Darwin division at the Detroit World Champs as well as MAR team’s 56 (R.O.B.B.E.) and 1391 (Metal Moose).  R.O.B.B.E. asked us to be in their #1 alliance as well as Metal Moose and 4028, The Beak Squad. Although we may not have been victorious, we did end up being division finalist! Great job to all the teams who made it to Worlds! Get ready for Destination: Deep Space 2019!20180428_122815

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Powered Up at Mid Atlantic Region District Championships!

MOE put on an excellent performance and advanced all the way to quarterfinals with 56 ROBBE and 103 Cybersonics. Big congratulations to Jared Falk, who will advance to the Dean’s List nominees at World Championships, and Carol Perrotto, who was awarded Volunteer of the Year. We also want to give a special shout out to the competition team, ambassadors and safety captains for performing the best they have all season, we are very proud. Thank you volunteers, parents, mentors, and students who came to Lehigh and represented the team! Judges and Lehigh staff stopped by our pit to thank us for being so gracious. Up next, World Championships!

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Safe in Seneca!

Congratulations MOE on a great competition in Seneca! Our robot made it all the way to semifinals with SOUPerbots and Robotribe! A round of applause for our awesome safety captains, Arynn Hernandez and Ben McDermott for winning the UL Safety Award and Pit Safety! Also good job to Bob Dudek for winning the Donald Bowers Mentor Inspiration Award and Jared Falk, our Dean’s List nominee who advanced to MAR District Champs! Thank you volunteers, parents, mentors and students who made it all possible!

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MOE Has a Great Start to Comp Season at Westtown!

Thank you volunteers, parents, mentors and students who attended Westtown! MOE really impressed by taking home finalist medals, the Gracious Professionalism Award and our very own Lucie Wilkens took home the volunteer Inspiration Award! We put on an excellent show with teams Palindrome 4954, Firebirds 433, and Dawgma 1712! Congratulations to the winners!

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