The Robotics team from Palmyra-Macedon was part of the winning team in the RIT First Robotics Competition on March 5th.
The Pal-Mac Raiders Robotics team was part of a winning alliance at the Regional competition and have won a spot in the National competititon in St. Louis, MO on April 27th. The team will be holding fundraisers to help defray the cost of the trip to the competition.
Teams from New York State, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Canada competed in the round robin competition at RIT.
The FIRST Robotics Competition, called “The varsity sport for the mind,” combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Students get to learn from professional engineers, build and compete with a robot of their own design, learn and use sophisticated software and hardware, compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments and earn a place in the World Championship Qualify for over $12 million in college scholarships.