Congrats OLP Robotics Team!

Congratulations to our amazing Robotics Team on winning the Rookie All-Star award at the FIRST Robotics San Diego Regional Competition. The team was the FIRST and ONLY all-girls team at the competition. After this incredible win, the team will compete at the 2018 FIRST World Championship in Houston.

The team won the Matt Grob Innovation Award presented by Qualcomm! This award recognizes one qualifying team from the San Diego region that exemplifies a high level of innovation throughout the competition. Not only did our Pilots receive this distinguished honor, but they also received a $10,000 award to help them travel to and compete at the 2018 FIRST World Championship in Houston!

Thank you to Qualcomm and San Diego FIRST Robotics for this incredible opportunity and support!

About OLP Robotics

OLP uses robotics as a tool to promote student engagement and enhance STEM learning at the school.

OLP offers a Robotics and Engineering Club and the OLP MicroChicks Robotics Team. All students are welcome to join the Club at any time. Since the inception of the Club, professional engineers have been invited to speak during co-curricular. Jointly, the club and team plan to host a variety of engineers to speak next semester and will engage in several mini-engineering projects.

The OLP MicroChicks Robotics Team is a part of the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) organization and is limited to a group of 10 girls selected by an application process at the beginning of the year. Each September, a challenge is announced which signals the beginning of the FTC competition season. Teams across the nation rapidly build and program a robot to perform the tasks put forth in the challenge and get prepared to compete in tournaments. OLP’s rookie team received an FTC grant from NDEP (National Defense Education Program) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to cover start-up costs for the team. In addition to the grants, women engineers from Naval Air Systems Command mentor the team after school and on Saturdays for building and programming the robot.

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