April 25-28, 2013: FRC 3941 Attends the FRC
World Championships in St. Louis
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arrived back in Riverside, MD, on Sunday
night at 10p, from the US FIRST Worlds
Championship in St. Louis. They joined
nearly 12,000 other students from 51
countries to compete in a most
challenging engineering competition.
They have been working for more than
five months and their work culminated in
the second highest regional award, the
“Engineering Inspiration Award,” which
recognizes a team for the overall
program that includes a great robot,
outreach, training, and more. This
included a $5000 grant from NASA the
enabled them to travel to the
The US FIRST programs are one of the top
organizations providing young engineers
a chance to learn graduate level skills
while in high-school.
This program, and the experience they
had, is an important part of their
education and amounted to a graduate
level course in engineering management
Last year the
finished with a rank of 93 out of 100.
This year the finished with a rank of 32
and held positions as high as #2 for a
while. The robot ran perfectly. It
scored, drove, blocked and won again and