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.
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!
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!
MOE will be at the Ice Cream Festival this weekend, with MOE FRC on Saturday with CaMOElot and MOE FTC on Sunday. We will be selling raffle tickets for the Horsey Youth Foundation car this year. We will be handing out flyers looking for students, mentors, and donations. We got lots of wonderful volunteers to come out and spread the word!
Once again the End of the Year Picnic happened upon us, where the team got together to play games, eat, thank everyone for all the support we’ve had, recognize students and mentors, hand out presents and awards, wish our seniors well in college, hear an inspiring word from our most experienced mentor Vince Keedy (pictured) and watch the cutest video that made everyone nostalgic. Thanks to the mentors, parents and DuPont who made another wonderful and memorable good time. GO MOE 2016!
On Saturday, we had some great volunteers visit the executive of the DCM, our partners. We have been working with them for the past two years and discussed what we could do to make STEM even more exciting. Very exciting things are going to happen next season! Definitely recommend checking the museum out.
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.