In 2007, MOE won the National Chairman's Award. As defined by first , "The Chairman's Award represents the spirit of first . It honors the team that, in the judges' estimation, best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and which embodies the goals and purpose of first . It remains first 's most prestigious award."
To win the award, MOE started many outreach programs and helped other first teams, not just in FRC but also in FLL and FTC. MOE really wanted to fulfill the vision of first by inspiring and helping students understand what careers in science and technology are all about through firsthand experience and talking with MOE mentors.
MOE took this message to high schools and lower schools in the area. With programs such as MORE Reading, ULSTER project Delaware,and the FLL Tournament at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware the whole commuity has truly received the Miracle Workerz treatment. MOE also demonstrates the robots to various schools in the area, and holds an annual booth in Hagley Museum's Invention Convention.
To help other first teams, MOE started MOEmentum, a first-year team's info base. MOEmentum has been used by dozens of teams worldwide to aid them with the formidable task of constructing a robot in six weeks. Many other resources are available throughout the website.
For more information about the National Chairman's Award please visit the awards page on the first website.