Oakton robotics team advances to world competition.
After battling it out in regional competitions and the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship this past week at Maryland’s Xfinity center, the Cougar Robotics team has earned a spot in the FIRST World Championship and will travel to St Louis, Mo. to compete on April 27-30.
The team is made up of students at Oakton High School and their star robot, Ricky Bobby.
Throughout the season, they have earned numerous awards including two Quality Awards sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation and the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi.
FIRST is an international youth organization that was developed to inspire students in engineering and technology fields while instilling their core tenets of gracious professionalism and cooperative competition. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology and has created the ultimate Sport of the Mind.