Competition team: Michaela Feehery, Julia Larock, Arynn Hernandez, and Georgia Hanby brought home the 1st place trophy from GirlPower, an all-girl off season competition! Only losing two matches, MOE was the captain of the winning alliance with Firebirds 433 and Mort Beta 193! GO MOE!
Special thanks to Lucie Wilkens, John Larock, Anthony Iocano, Joe Perrotto, Carol Perrotto, Deb Massouda, Andrew Dolan, Sam Bouvier, and Alex Beyer!
While in Lehigh, MOE 365 ended with a 7-5 record, though we played with vigor. MOE was fortunate to collaborate with team 2590 – Nemesis as the 8th alliance captain and the second pick 1219 – Vulcan Robotics. Together we challenged the #1 alliance three times during the quarterfinals before we lost. We had many restarted matches and our arm was giving us trouble, but we did not let that shake our confidence. We kept the scores close for match one, set a high score (at the time) in match 2 of 192 points, but the challenges of the Stronghold game can be difficult for even the best robots. We certainly didn’t return empty handed! MOE received a Xerox Creativity Award for our scaling mechanism, Carol Perrotto was recognized with the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award for outstanding mentor, and Josh Gross was recognized as one of four finalists from the MAR District to compete for the top student “Dean’s List” Awards at the World Championship. Also, we got a big THANK YOU award from Team 4342, Demon Robotics from Kennett Square, for sharing/teaching our scoring strategy. We also unveiled our MOE-jan Rabbit cart and robot cozy and got lots of attention. Shoutout to Brian West!
Wednesday night, MOE packed up the truck and left for Lehigh University! We are now on the second day of qualification matches. Everyone is working hard and all the teams are working together to put up a good fight. Having fun as always! GO MOE!
MOE 365 has qualified in points to attend the Lehigh championships! The team is busy preparing the robot to come back better than ever! The truck will head on up to Pennsylvania Wednesday. Having a great comp season so far, let’s keep the streak going!
Out first competition, at Seneca High School in Tabernacle, NJ, was one to remember! CaMOElot held on to the #2 rank in Qualifying and in Alliance Selection were chosen by the #1 ranked team, Nemesis 2590! The third team in our alliance is was the defensive powerhouse Falcon Robotics: Team 1626!
MOE also won the Quality award for CaMOElot, a truly outstanding robot. The team did a great job putting it together.
Thank you Storm Robotics Team for honoring us with your Helpfulness Award! We love your emphasis on gracious professionalism.
The pit crew and Safety Captain were presented with the Pit Safety award by the UL judges for practicing great safety procedures, keeping an organized pit and using the correct safety equipment.
On Saturday, our girls went to Conrad High School for Engineering Your Tomorrow, an event that inspires girls to go into STEM fields. They guided the young girls to try out hands on driving of ToMOEhawk.
“We went to encourage the girl scouts to go into robotics and that girls can do anything guys can do”, says Julia Larock.
We are very proud of our team volunteers for raising awareness on creating more job equality in STEM fields, MOE, and FIRST.