ABTech’s President, Ken Abbott, participated as one of the judges for the 2012 Wapack Northern New England FTC Championship held March 10th, 2012 at Great Brook Middle School in Antrim, New Hampshire. This competition drew 20 teams from schools representing every state in New England, with two teams from this regional championship advancing to the 2011-2012 FTC World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ken presented the “Think Award” to the team from Conant High School in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
As described by the host Wapack Youth Robotics 4-H Club:
“This award is given to the team that best reflects the ‘journey’ the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Engineering Notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The team’s Engineering Notebook should focus on the design and build stage of the team’s robot. Journal entries of interest to judges for this award will include those describing the steps, brainstorms, designs, re-designs, successes, and those ‘interesting moments’ when things weren’t going as planned. A team will not be a candidate for this award if they have not completed the section of the Engineering Notebook describing the team’s experience.”
ABTech was also proud to be a corporate sponsor for the competition and congratulates all the teams and volunteers for their work and commitment.