On March 4th – 6th, 2016, The T.E.S.T. Team 303 competed at Mt. Olive District Event in Flanders, NJ and won the Engineering Inspiration award. The 2016 game is called FIRST Stronghold. To earn points and win, teams cross various defenses and shoot small gray balls, called boulders, into a tower. For bonus points, robots can suspend themselves from the tower, or traverse 4 of the 5 defenses, two times each. After advancing to the elimination rounds, the team had a very successful weekend.

After being picked by team 75, Team 303 joined them and team 1279 in the elimination rounds. The team didn’t win the event, but still advanced to semifinals. After facing off against team 193, team 41, and team 4573, the team could not fight any longer. Despite their losses, the team still competed well.

The T.E.S.T. Team 303 won the Engineering Inspiration award. The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.

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The T.E.S.T. Team 303 would like to thank:
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems, Inc. / STS Tire & Auto Centers / DOD Stem & Picatinny / J&E Metal Fabricators / Huawei / Rotor Clip / 303 RAMP / ASCO / Yokogawa Electric
For more information, contact: Advisor, firstteam303@brrsd.k12.nj.us / Asst. Advisor, asstfirstteam303@brrsd.k12.nj.us