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Chantilly Robotics Team 612 Honored

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Chantilly Robotics Team 612 students make adjustments to their robot "Tyro" at the DC FIRST Robotics Competition.

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Chantilly Robotics Team 612 at the DC FIRST Robotics Competition.

Chantilly Robotics Team 612 Honored

Chantilly Robotics Team 612 was presented with the 2013 Judges Award at the DC FIRST Robotics Competition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on March 29-30. Each year FIRST challenges students, working with adult mentors, to design a robot to play an original game, and to design and build it in exactly six weeks. This year at the DC FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Competition, robots built by 59 teams faced off in a game called “Ultimate Ascent.” Robots threw Frisbees into slots at the end of a playing field to earn points. Extra points were given to teams whose robot could also climb a pyramid of steel bars.

With its Frisbee-throwing robot, named Tyro, Chantilly Robotics was ranked third out of 59 robots at DC FIRST.

placing them in the top 8 teams that select and captain

This year’s team is led by an all-female leadership team of two seniors: Shiri Bendelac, CEO, and Leah Hirsh, CFO, both will be attending Virginia Tech.

Their faculty sponsor Eric Cohen is a physics teacher at Chantilly High School.

Chantilly Robotics Team 612 is located in Chantilly Academy – A Governor’s STEM Academy.