Give a big congratulations to the middle school Robotics team for being nominated or receiving awards in 3 out of 6 areas during the Regional Qualifier Event on Saturday, December 8th. Team GBCWNIC won FIRST PLACE for their project, and team Floating M&M Monkeys won Runner Up for the prestigious Champion’s Award and was nominated for the Global Innovation Award!
These students modeled great behavior and even if they hadn’t won some fantastic awards, made us proud. Great job, kids! #vsproud
See award descriptions below:
Project Award (Cows) This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified. A team’s solution is exceptionally well-considered and creative, with good potential to solve the problem researched. The team effectively communicates the problem they have identified and their proposed solution to both the judges and other potential supporters.
Champion’s Award Runner-Up (Monkeys) This award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project. The Champion’s Award is the most prestigious award that a team can win at an event. It celebrates the ultimate success of the FIRST mission. Core Values, Project, and Robot Design are considered equally important for this award. This award advances the team to the State Competition at Iowa State University.
Global Innovation Award Nomination (Monkeys) The Global Innovation Award (GIA) encourages teams to further develop their project and present their presentation to a separate panel of judges. In Iowa, each event will select one team for the GIA regional nomination. That team will be invited to showcase their research at the Iowa State Championship. One nominee per the State Championship will be selected from amongst the candidates to represent the state as the Iowa GIA nominee for global review.
- Honorable Mention (Project, Robot, Core Values)
- Main Part Awards (Project, Robot, Core Values)
- Advancing to State for All Areas
- Runner-Up Champions Award
- Champion Award
- Global Innovation Nominee– (Separate competition at State for just projects)