Upcoming Aerospace Valley Regional
San Marino High School’s Titanium Robotics will be attending the Aerospace Valley Regional from Thursday, April 5th to Saturday, April 7th. The team has recently returned from the Las Vegas Regional, and they feel prepared for this new competition. At the regional, they placed 18th in the qualifying matches and made it to quarterfinals, ranking 7th out of 44 teams. Engineering Captain Stella Yao remarked, “Las Vegas was an amazing experience that will stay with me for a very long time. The Aerospace Valley Regional is filled with tougher competition, more experienced teams, and millions of issues to fix. However, I sincerely feel like we’re ready to step up our game and take on that challenge!”
On Tuesday, Titanium Robotics invited a team from Turkey, Anatolian Eaglebots, to their workshop at San Marino High School. This team will also be attending the Aerospace Valley Regional, so Titanium Robotics used the opportunity to greet them beforehand. Members presented Anatolian Eaglebots their robot, Joys[Ti]ck, and informed the visiting team about how their team functions. In return, Titanium Robotics learned a great deal about how Anatolian Eaglebots runs their team. “It’s nice having the chance to interact with another FIRST team. We both taught each other a lot through this cultural exchange,” expressed Treasurer Brian Chu. Titanium Robotics also introduced the Turkish team to their t-shirt cannon, showed them their robots from previous years, and gave them a tour around the high school. To conclude the day, the two teams had a friendly soccer scrimmage to further break the ice. After the visit from Anatolian Eaglebots, Titanium Robotics is very excited to meet the other teams participating in the upcoming Aerospace Valley Regional.
The regional is open to the public, so anyone who would like to visit can attend. It is from April 5th to 7th and will be held at Eastside High School in Lancaster, CA. Come support the team!
About Titanium Robotics
Titanium Robotics is a team consisting of over 100 students, mainly from San Marino High School, who come together with a common interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students learn from professional engineers and mentors to build and compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Challenge with a robot of their own design. Programming, electrical work, computer-aided design, and business management are all run by student representatives, making the entire organization student-led from start to finish.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from three out of every five Fortune 500 companies and more than $14 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC®) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for high-school students, FIRST®LEGO® League (FLL®) for 9 to 14-year olds, (9 to 16-year-olds outside the U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and Junior FIRST®LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for 6 to 9-year-olds. Gracious Professionalism™ is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org