Sharon Robotics Team Earns Award at World Championship

SHARON, Pa. – Sharon Tiger Techs Robotics Team Black brought home an Engineering Excellence Award from Houston, Texas.

After competing against 100 of the best robotics teams at the FIRST World Championship for several days, the Sharon team received the award, which celebrated its efficiently designed robot, innovative project solution and overall great Core Values.

The Tiger Tech team, which is made up of nine students in grades five through eight, will celebrate its season at an open house Friday in the Case Avenue Elementary School gym. The event will include a meet and greet from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and a recognition program starting at 6:30 p.m. Team Black, as well as the Sharon High School Robotics Team and Sharon Tiger Techs Team Orange, will demonstrate their robots at the event.

Before attending the FIRST World Championship, Team Black designed, built and programmed an EV3 LEGO Mindstorm Robot, which autonomously completed tasks on a playing field for 2.5 minutes.

Additionally, the team created and received a provisional patent for its Super Power Pack, which can solve concerns about strain on the energy grid by charging during off-peak hours to provide cheaper energy to businesses during peak hours.

The team qualified for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championship by taking the overall Champion’s Award and first place in the Robot Performance Award at the Northwest PA Championship in Erie, Pa., in January.

Pictured at top: Members of Sharon Tiger Techs Team Black are, from left, Naima Allen, coach Dave Tomko, Jacob Prelerson, Logan Patek, Kate Powell, Leah Crytzer, Ben Fiscus, JJ Litman, Trigg McMahon, Vincent Calla and coach Kelly Roys.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.