Wow! Thank you all so much for participating in the 2013 PNW Regional competition! It was a really great day with 15 RANGER and 17 SCOUT class teams participating. Our volunteers were really impressed with the skill and sportsmanship coming from each team member, you guys made this day so much fun! We want to be sure to thank those volunteers, without them we would never be able to pull this off. Thank you for being flexible and understanding and for giving up a Saturday from your busy schedules. We also want to thank each of the mentors and their parental support. Students, go thank your mentors and your parents, they were a huge part in making your team a success.
We want to remind you all that we are the hosts for the MATE International ROV competition this year. This is the first year it has been held in our area and we are very excited to see how the best ROVs from around the world will fare in our pool. Please come and watch the competition, doors are open to all. Students, there will be a career fair with many big names from the marine technology sector. This would be a great time to network and meet these companies for possible summer internships, scholarships and future employment. Please come by and check it out!
Finally, what you all really came here to see, the result of the PNW Regional Competition!
Lee McNeil Mentoring Award: Marla Crouch, Maywood Middle School, Issaquah, WA
This award goes to a mentor who embodies drive, leadership and engaging STEM education for the betterment of their students.
1st: Robofresh, Goodman Middle School, Gig Harbor, WA
2nd: Aquatic Robotics Scout, Harbor Ridge Middle School, Gig Harbor, WA
3rd: FHMS ROV Scout, Friday Harbor Middle School, Friday Harbor, WA
Best Poster: Robofresh, Goodman MS
Best Team Spirit: OctoRoboto Scout, Learning Access Institute, Seattle, WA
1st: Atlantis Inc, Columbia Virtual Academy, Whidbey, WA
2nd: AMNO & Co., AMNO ROV Club, Seattle, WA
3rd: Europa, SeaTech 4H Club, Mt. Vernon, WA
Best Poster: Hydro Inc, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, WA
Best Team Spirit: OctoRoboto Ranger, Learning Access Institute, Seattle, WA
Rookie of the Year: VulcanWerks, VulcanWerks Robotics Club, Kirkland, WA
Best Bang for the Buck: Aquatic Robotics Scout, Harbor Ridge MS (219 pts for $99.44)
||AMNO & CO
||Science Is Us
||MIll Creek SeaDogs
||TRA (Tacoma Robotics Alliance)
||Rangers of the Deep
||Falcons of the Deep
||Clover Park High School Robotics
||The Doctopi Complex
||Stewart Underwater Robotic Intelligence
||Return of the Night Shadow