Congratulation to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates Robotics Team, “Assembly Required!”
March 17, 2022
Congratulations to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates Robotics Team, “Assembly Required!” The FIRST LEGO league division competed against 31 other teams in the Regional Championship for the Southwest Florida region. “Assembly Required” registered the 2nd top robot game score at 340 points and won 1st place in the Championship Award, which is given to the team with the best overall performance in all categories.
At the regional level, the top seven teams advanced to the State Championship, with the 2nd top team also advancing to the National Invitational, and the top team advancing to the FIRST World Invitational in Houston, Texas. “Assembly Required” will advance to the State Championship for the robot game and to the World Invitational for the best overall performance. The competition involved four categories: robot game, technical design, project (similar to a group science fair project), and core value.
In addition, Pearce Augustenborg, the Education Manager for EFWE and the coach and mentor for the team was nominate for and received the Coach and Mentor Award. Augustenborg also writes the curriculum and teaches the Summer Camp and other education programs at EFWE.
The team is currently sponsored by the Scientists’ Society of Southwest Florida and TLC Engineering. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and donations are being accepted to help fund the team’s trip to Texas. To donate, click here and select the education option or call 239-334-7419.