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FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships

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 45083 Hanford Rd Canton MI 48187  See map

Novi Robotics (NBot) is proud of our five Novi Middle School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams for their performances at the East Michigan Regional events in Temperance and Hartland over the past 2 weeks. Their performances have qualified them for the East Michigan State Championship, to be held Saturday December 15 at Discovery Middle School, 45083 Hanford Road, Canton Michigan. Doors open at 7:00am, qualifying matches begin at 11:00am, elimination matches and awards ceremony begin at approximately 4:00pm. 

The winner of the Inspire Award at the East Michigan Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship at the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis Missouri on April 24-27 2013.
Come out and support your Novi teams!
5341 Atomic ToadsHartland East Michigan RegionalMotivate Award WinnerThink Award Finalist9th place robot performance qualifier
6134 Black FrogsTemperance East Michigan RegionalInspire Award WinnerConnect, Motivate, and Think Awards Finalist6th place robot performance qualifier2nd ranked Finals Alliance2nd place robot performance finals
6155 Purple Unicorns
Temperance East Michigan RegionalJudges Award Winner10th place robot performance qualifier
6225 Team TerrabyteTemperance East Michigan Regional14th place robot performance qualifier
6294 GoRobo-NoviTemperance East Michigan RegionalPTC Design Award Finalist8th place robot performance qualifier
At FTC events, robots compete in randomly selected two team alliances during qualifying matches. After qualifying, the top 4 teams pick their alliance partners to compete in best 2 of 3 elimination matches. 
Teams are also interviewes by a panel of judges for the Inspire, Think, Connect, Motivate, PTC Design, Rockwell Collins Innovate and Judges awards. These awards reward outstanding performance in various aspects of the FTC program. The Inspire award goes to the team that best represents FTC thru their robot performance, community outreach, engineering, and gracious professionalism.
FTC is part of the FIRST family of programs that promotes STEM education from 1st thru 12th grades in the Junior FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL), FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC). 
For more information on FTC, visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc For information about the Michigan FTC program, visit http://firstinmichigan.org/index.html or email michiganftc@gmail.comFor information about programs in Novi, email novi.robotics@gmail.com

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