Clear Creek ISD Robonauts Place 2nd in World Robotics Competition

Clear Creek ISD Robonauts Place 2nd in World Robotics Competition
Posted on 05/09/2017
FRC World Finals

More than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to Houston last month, putting their innovation skills to the test at the inaugural FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park and Discovery Green.

The four-day event, attended by nearly 30,000 people, came down to a heart-pounding conclusion April 22 in front of thousands of cheering fans at Minute Maid Park when teams from FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge competed in match finals.

With a structure much like March Madness, The Robonauts finished as the number one seed in the Newton Division, then selected three teams, Citrus Circuits, Davis, California; Columbus Space Program, Columbus, Georgia, and Energy HEROs, Houston, Texas.  This "alliance" then went on to win the Newton Division, which earned the alliance a trip to the Elite Eight, more affectionately called "Einstein".   In front of over 25,000 robotics fans, The Robonauts had a great showing in the FRC World finals by placing 2nd in the world.  

The Robonauts are the Clear Creek Independent School District's high school robotics team with coaches from the school district and the NASA Johnson Space Center.  

The Robonauts, named in recognition of the NASA humanoid, participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), the varsity "Sport for the Mind".  It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get.

FIRST Robotics Competition combines sports excitement with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to fundraise, design a brand, exercise teamwork, and build and program robots to perform tasks against competitors.

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