Suffern Robotics sweeps South Jersey competition

Suffern Robotics members were back in the shop this week to tweak their designs in preparation for the January qualifier

Suffern Robotics members were back in the shop this week to tweak their designs in preparation for the January qualifier

Suffern High School Robotics was a formidable presence at the FIRST Tech Challenge Fall Harvest Qualifier in Marlton, NJ on November 16.

With four teams entered, Suffern was nominated for four of six total judged awards—and won three: Think! Award (Team 7450), Innovate Award (Team 7486) and Control Award (Team 7488). Team 7488 was also a nominee for the PTC Design Award.

In the competition arena, three Suffern High School teams advanced to the Championship Rounds. Team 7450 made it to the Final Championship Round, finished in the second place Alliance and out-scored every other individual team at the competition.

Want to learn more about FIRST Tech Challenge robotics? Volunteer for the Lower Hudson Valley FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier on January 12 at Suffern High School. Judges and referees are needed—no prior or technical experience necessary. Email Suffern High School math teacher and robotics advisor George Mugno.