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The LigerBots Rise to the Top of the New England Region.
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 09:16 PM by Ilias
Chairman's Award

During our competition at Northeastern from March 27-28, FRC team 2877, the LigerBots, were chosen to be part of the second seed alliance along with team 1768 and 663; with our new teammates, we made it all the way to the finals which ended in two very close matches. After our performance at Northeastern, our team moved on to the regional championships at WPI which took place from April 9 to 11. After an intense series of 120 qualification matches, The LigerBots became the captain of the sixth seed alliance and chose team 230 and 558 to participate with us. During Quarterfinals match 2, the LigerBots received a standing ovation when we righted Team 558, Robo Squad's, robot after they had tipped over. The competition at WPI was intense and we congratulate all 60 teams that participated.

During the awards ceremony, the LigerBots won the regional Chairman's award and secured our place as one of the top 10 New England teams to qualify for St. Louis. The Chairman’s Award is given once at each district competition for to the team that best represents a model for others to emulate, and embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. At the regional championships, all the district winners are given a chance to compete against the other recipients; however, only four presentations are chosen to compete in St. Louis against teams from all over the world. In order to receive this prestigious award, a group of students must showcase the work they have done for the community by creating a written response to present directly to a panel of judges and to film a video demonstrating the impact we have made.

This year, the LigerBots are hoping to perform just as well at St. Louis, and are currently raising more funds to help get the team there. If you wish to donate to the LigerBots, please go to http://ligerbots.org/support.php.

LigerBots Excel in the 1st Competition of the Season!
Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 06:41 PM by Ilias
Chairman's Award

This weekend at UMass Dartmouth, the Newton LigerBots, FIRST Robotics Team 2877, turned in an excellent performance in their first district meet of the 2015 Robotics Competition season.  The team made it all the way to semifinals in this year’s “Recycle Rush” game, with their alliance finishing third in the tournament. They also won the coveted District Chairman's Award, an award celebrating FIRST teams’ efforts to spread interest in STEM in their community. The accolade also automatically advances the team and the robot to compete in the upcoming District Championship to be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on April 9-11, for the chance to qualify for the FIRST World Championships later this spring.

Also at UMass Dartmouth, three members of the team were nominated for and advanced in the competition for individual awards. Congratulations to head coach Charles Hurwitz for advancing to the district championship level for the Woodie Flowers Award for FIRST team mentor achievement, and to Max Tepermeister and Ilias Vamvakas for advancing to the district championship level for the Dean’s List Award for FIRST team member achievement.

Currently, the LigerBots are ranked 44 of 175 teams in New England, with one qualifying tournament yet to be played at Northeastern University, on March 27-28. Come down to Northeastern or WPI to cheer the LigerBots on.

Breakfast at Whole Foods
Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 09:54 PM by Paul

On the morn of  Saturday January the  31st,  the LigerBots organized a morning breakfast celebration, at the Whole Foods located  in Four Corners, from 9 to 11 AM. Thank you for enjoying pancakes, bagels and other breakfast foods, and supporting LigerBots. We raised over $500.

See the Recycle Rush score calculator!
Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 10:57 PM by Charles

One of our mentors has created a cool website for calculating the score in Recycle Rush: http://recyclerush.org/calculator.html

LigerBlog Is Here
Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 08:17 PM by Ilias

LigerBlog is here! It is available at the tab above.

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