Our CTO Is a Dean’s List Finalist!
April 17, 2019

The LigerBots competed at the New England District Championship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute this weekend, and our CTO is a Dean’s List Finalist! We finished the season with an offensive power ranking of 29 out of more than 200 teams in New England.

Samy with the other Dean’s List finalists at the New England District Championship. FIRST founder Dean Kamen, for whom the award is named, is fourth from left.

Samy, the team’s chief technical officer and a junior at Newton South High School, won a Dean’s List Finalist Award, given to student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for the FIRST Robotics program and its mission to inspire students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math, all while achieving technical expertise and accomplishment. She will compete for the Dean’s List Award at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit during the weekend of April 24-27.

Mark and an alliance team member place Thanos onto the field.
The LigerBots drive team plays a match.

LigerBots alumni and current WPI students Nick Hollander and Kayla Swiston volunteered as practice field monitors and competition field resetters at the event.

LigerBots alum Nick Hollander at the practice field.

LigerBots programmer David and software mentor Paul Rensing gave a 30-minute seminar on robot vision to about 40 FRC team members during the newly introduced NE District Championship lecture series. If you would like to read the white paper that was the basis for his talk, you can find it on our website, here.

David presents his talk on robot vision.