The other half of FTC is having their World Championship in St. Louis now - here are links for those interested in seeing the results. As of this posting, there are about 10-12 qualification matches left for each division.
Edison Division livestream (named for Thomas Edison, inventor, businessman
Edison scores and rankings
Ochoa Division livestream (named for Ellen Ochoa, engineer, first Hispanic woman astronaut, Director of Johnson Space Center)
Ochoa scores and rankings
online scores for FTC by Purple Alliance
links for all livestreaming at FIRST World Championship
The #2 seed alliance from Franklin Division: FTC 724 RedNek Robotics Wun, 4216 Rise of Hephaestus, and FTC 8651 Wait For It... won their third Finals match against the Jemison Division winning alliance to become the Overall Winning Alliance at 2017 Worlds in Houston!!
In addition, 8471 The Ducks were a finalist for the Inspire Award!
CONGRATULATIONS to both teams for their awards! And congratulations to 10092 Green.Griffins for advancing into the Jemison Division Semifinals!
During Alliance Selection this morning in the Franklin Division, 4216 Rise of Hephaestus was the first pick of 724 RedNek Robotics Wun, the captain of the #2 seed alliance. And in the Jemison Division, 10092 Green.Griffins was the second pick of 5667 Robominers, the captain of the #4 seed alliance. Congratulations to both teams for advancing into the Semifinals!
Here are the results for those Semifinal matches:
Further congratulations to 4216 Rise of Hephaestus for winning their Semifinals matches! They now advance to Division Finals and hopefully to Overall Finals!
The teams are in the Judged Awards Ceremony now, and after pits are cleared, the Finals for both FTC and FRC will be staged in Minute Maid Park at 2-6pm Pacific time today. Scores should show up here http://houston.worlds.pennfirst.org/
and hopefully they will have a livestream available at one of these links:
Come and cheer on Rise of Hephaestus!!
After 9 Qualifying Matches at Worlds, San Diego teams had very respectable results:
6th seed - 4216 Rise of Hephaestus
12th seed - 8471 The Ducks
7th seed - 11128 Inspiration
12th seed - 10092 Green.Griffins
33rd seed - 3848 Shockwave
Alliance Selection will take place Sat morning at 8am, followed by Semi-Final matches at 9:15-10:15am. There will then be a break for Judged Awards Ceremony, and packing up of pits, followed by Finals matches at 4-8pm. All times are Central time. See previous blog post for links to the livestream and results pages.
It's the last 2 days of competition at the Houston FTC World Championship! The matches are being livestreamed on Twitch.TV, and the results are online! We have teams in the top 15 of each division so come cheer them on! As of this posting in Franklin Division, Rise of Hephaestus is 14th, and The Ducks are 19th. In Jemison Division, Inspiration is 10th, Green.Griffins is 11th, and Shockwave is 33rd, but rankings are constantly changing!
Just to remind everyone, San Diego FTC Leagues have 5 teams currently at Worlds: 4216 Rise of Hephaestus and 8471 The Ducks are in the Franklin Division, and 10092 Green.Griffins, 11128 Inspiration, and 3848 Shockwave are in the Jemison Division. Each Division has 64 teams and 144 qualifying matches total. Those qualifying matches finish up today, and the alliance selection takes place Saturday morning with Semi-Finals matches from 9:15-10:15am. It appears that Finals will take place at Minute Maid Park at 4-8pm. [All times are Central Time, so 2 hours earlier for us in San Diego.]
The match list, score results, and current rankings are online for each division (and for Finals tomorrow) at this site: http://houston.worlds.pennfirst.org/ Make sure you click on the correct division to see the results, and if you click on a particular team in the Rankings, a popup will show you their results so far and which matches still remain..
Franklin Division livestream with 4216 Rise of Hephaestus and 8471 The Ducks
(named for Ben Franklin - inventor, scientist, politician)
Jemison Division livestream with 10092 Green.Griffins, 11128 Inspiration, and 3848 Shockwave
(named for Mae Jemison - engineer, physician, first African-American woman astronaut in space)
"The Mars Society is sponsoring a Student Mars Art (SMArt) Contest, inviting youth from around the world to depict the human future on the planet Mars. Young artists from grades 4 through 12 (ages 8 to 18) are invited to submit up to three works of art each, illustrating any part of the human future on the Red Planet, including the first landing, human field exploration, operations at an early Mars base, the building of the first Martian cities, terraforming the Red Planet and other related human settlement concepts.
The SMArt Contest will be divided into three categories: Upper Elementary (grades 4-6), Junior High (grades 7-9), and High School (Grades 10-12). Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, as well as trophies, will be given out to the first, second and third place winners of each section. There will also be certificates of honorable mention for those artists who don’t finish in the top three, but whose work is nevertheless judged to be particularly meritorious.
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The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017, 5:00 pm MST.
For entry details, see http://www.marssociety.org/mars-society-to-hold-intl-student-mars-art-contest/
There are 5 teams from San Diego FTC League going to the World Championship in Houston this month.
At least three of them have GoFundMe campaigns so if you'd like to help them out, take a look at their campaign pages:
From SWRiSE, $25/team includes Fair admission:
16 FTC teams can participate, and registration deadline is Fri May 12.
Saturday, June 10: FIRST® Tech Challenge Contest
I am excited to inform you that official registration is now OPEN!
Here is the link directly to the registration page on the fair website: https://sdfair.com/contests/summer-of-robotics/
We look forward to seeing you register and seeing your team this summer at the San Diego County Fair! Please let me know if you have any questions!
Samantha Hamilton - Program Manager
SouthWest Robotics in Science Education (SWRISE)
PO Box 712077, Santee, CA 92072-2077
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