Tech Valley Recap: On Our Way to Championship!

Robot Performance & Engineering Inspiration Award

The MidKnight Inventors competed in the Tech Valley Regional, held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, March 19-21. Team 1923 won the prestigious Engineering Inspiration Award, which is the second-highest honor bestowed at FIRST competitions. The Engineering Inspiration Award is given to a team that best advances an appreciation for engineering within the community. This award qualifies the team to advance to the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, April 22-26. The team’s robot, MKI:X, also had an impressive performance and was drafted into the 7th seeded alliance, where it finished the competition as a Semifinalist!

MKI:X stacks totes at the Tech Valley Regional!

 

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award: Libby Kamen

Team 1923: The MidKnight Inventors are incredibly proud that our founder & mentor, Libby Kamen, won the 2015 Tech Valley Regional Woodie Flowers Finalist Award! The 10 years of incredible growth in our program could not be possible without her, and we are glad to have the chance to honor her. Thank you, Libby, for all that you do! If you’d like to read our nomination essay for Libby, you may do so here.

Libby Kamen, 2015 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award winner at the Tech Valley Regional.
Libby Kamen, 2015 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award winner at the Tech Valley Regional.