New York City FIRST Mega Celebration

New York City FIRST Mega Celebration March 16 to 18, 2012 - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center FIRST Robotics Competition Friday March 16-Sunday March...
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New York City FIRST Mega Celebration

March 16 to 18, 2012 - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center FIRST Robotics Competition Friday March 16-Sunday March 18 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Friday March 16-Saturday March 17 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FIRST LEGO League Championship Sunday March 18 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo Sunday March 18 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. NYC FIRST Science and Technology College/Career Expo Friday March 16, Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

All Photographs By Adriana M. Groisman/FIRST

Welcome to the 12th Annual New York City FIRST Robotics Competition! The New York City FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition proudly welcomes you to the 2012 New York City Regional mega celebration and competition here at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation, cooperation, and gracious professionalism! FIRST Robotics has been going strong for over 20 years worldwide and we celebrate our 12th year in New York City. NYC FIRST programs engage thousands of elementary, intermediate and high school students as they build robots and compete on the playing field while actively using science and technology. Help us cheer them on as they exhibit their incredible skills, ability to work with others and creativity while competing for awards. The 2012 game, Rebound Rumble, promises to be incredibly exciting and this year teams will be able to use Xbox Kinect to control their robots! While you are at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), please be sure to visit the Junior FIRST Lego League (JFLL), FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) in action as well. The FLL teams you see here in the exhibit hall have already proven themselves by winning their borough-wide qualifying tournament earlier this year. We have 66 FIRST Robotics teams competing at the New York City Regional this weekend and they hail from schools in New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Turkey. FIRST participants are eligible for over $14 million in scholarships from leading colleges and universities. Please visit our College/Career Expo to meet representatives from colleges and universities offering FIRST scholarships and FIRST corporate sponsors committed to mentoring and supporting FIRST teams. FIRST is truly a volunteer driven organization. We sincerely thank the dedicated and talented community of teachers, parents, technical mentors and other professionals who spend hundreds of hours working with FIRST students to inspire and instruct them. We are also deeply indebted to the corporate sponsors, unions, foundations, associations and individuals who support NYC FIRST financially. With much appreciation and best regards, Ana Martinez and Pat Daly New York City FIRST Regional Directors

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Junior FIRST LEGO League Exposition Sunday, March 18, 2012 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. About Jr. FIRST LEGO League The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

• We are a team. • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors. • We honor the spirit of friendly competition. • What we discover is more important than what we win. • We share our experiences with others. • We display Gracious Professionalism in everything we do. • We have fun.

Jr. FIRST LEGO League in New York City For the past seven years, the New York City FIRST Planning Committee has hosted a Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) Expo. As the program has expanded, the committee has decided to bring all of our regional programs together at the Jacob Javits Convention Center for this year’s 2012 FIRST MEGA Celebration. Children ages 6-9 are presented with the Jr. FLL “Snack Attack” Challenge and are required to put together a “Show Me” poster board presentation which showcases their research and demonstrates their understanding of the theme. Participating teams also create a model which demonstrates their innovative solution to the challenge theme of Snack Attack.

Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo Agenda 8:30 a.m. Team Registration and Set Up Jr.FLL Expo Area 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and Parade with the FIRST LEGO League Teams in the Robot Performance and Playing Field Area 9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Jr.FLL Expo - Participants exhibit their projects 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch and Time to Visit and Observe FIRST LEGO League Tournament in the Robot Performance and Playing Field Area 12:15 p.m. Jr.FLL Teams report back to Jr.FLL Expo Area 12:50-1:00 p.m. Event concludes and Jr.FLL Teams pack up in the Jr.FLL Exhibition Area

The Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo is non-competitive. Participation in the event serves as an introduction to FIRST programs for children. All participants and teams receive recognition and awards are presented to everyone! The Expo is designed to bring teams together from all five boroughs of New York City. Teams interact with one another to showcase their projects and spectators interact with individual teams to ask questions and allow teams to demonstrate their understanding of the “Snack Attack” theme. At the 2012 FIRST MEGA Celebration at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Junior FIRST LEGO League Teams will participate in the opening ceremonies with FIRST LEGO League teams. They will also have the opportunity to observe and learn more about how FIRST LEGO League and the FIRST Robotics Competition work as they witness robot performance events throughout the course of the day. The New York City/New Jersey FIRST Planning Committee hopes to encourage future growth of all FIRST programs in our region by providing children with the opportunity to progress from Junior FIRST LEGO League to FIRST LEGO League as they become eligible (ages 9-14). NYC Jr. FLL Coordinators: Keith Wynne, P.S. 58, The Carroll School Elizabeth Vilchis, The City College of New York


Participating Jr. FIRST LEGO League Teams School Name Team # Cambria Center 2533 Columbia Grammar and Prepatory School 1362 Forest Hills 1363 Forest Hills Good Sheperd Services 2128 Nest +M 293 294 Nest +M Nest +M 404 405 Nest +M P.S. 11 3938 P.S. 57 P.S. 57 Robomindtech 2241 2606 Robomindtech St. Claire’s 2137 St. Claire’s 2134 St. Claire’s 2136

Team Name Warbots Lego Lions Lego Monsters Club Builders Mindeez Halloween Candy Rainbow Kids Five Experts Battle of the Cookie Bots Lego Leaders YMCA (P.S. 57) P.S. 57 Robotician 1 Robotician 2 Twisted Sisters Doughboys Pop Stars

Jr. FIRST LEGO League Snack Attack Challenge The Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) Challenge, Snack Attack, shares the same real-world topic as the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge. It is open-ended, designed for younger kids, and can be customized to every ability level. The challenge is divided in two parts – the Show-Me Poster and the Model. The Show-Me Poster requires kids to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, learned, and how they thought to improve the problem they chose. Their creative minds get started working on how to present their information and solution. The Model component of the challenge allows kids to learn hands-on. Here they build a representation of the research they are conducting (according to the Challenge requirements), incorporating simple machines and movement into their creation. In their Model teams are able to use a motor to power movement, or they can move elements of their Model by hand.

Jr.FLL Snack Attack Challenge


Award (judged earlier this year) Most Original Presentation De-Contaminator Extraordinaire Team Spirit Food Preparation Stars Kitchen Cleanliness Inspiration and Technology Team Work Problem Solvers Most Creative Presentation Innovative Solution Research Nutrition Magicians Judge’s Award Food Preservation Society Recommended Daily Allowance I Would Eat in Your Kitchen Anytime We-Do Design

FIRST LEGO League Agenda 8:00 a.m. FLL Pits Open FLL Teams Arrive Robot Inspection Begins 8:30 a.m. FLL judging begins 8:50 a.m. Coaches’ meeting 9:30 a.m. FLL and Jr.FLL Opening Ceremonies 10:10 a.m. FLL Competitive Matches 12:10 p.m. Lunch 12:50 p.m. FLL Competitive matches resume 3:30 p.m. FLL Award Ceremony

Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of all the NYC FIRST LEGO League teams who have taken on the Food Factor Challenge during the 2011-2012 competition season. This year, over 150 teams from around NYC registered to take on the challenge of exploring food contamination. This year’s challenge really gave students something to think about; how their food makes it to their table and how to maintain a safe and clean kitchen environment. There were qualifying events held in all five boroughs, where 82 teams emerged to compete in today’s Championship tournament. We will also be hosting 17 Jr. FIRST LEGO League teams who are having their “Snack Attack” Exposition where they will approach the topic of food safety by exploring how proper preparation and storage can keep us healthy. The 2011-2012 seasons’ game has been announced and teams are beginning to prepare for the challenge ahead. We at New York City FIRST are continuing our goals to strengthen our partnerships with schools, colleges and universities throughout the boroughs in order to bring the program to as many New York City students as possible. On behalf of the committee I would like to thank all of the teachers, coaches, parents, mentors, administrators and NYC FIRST LEGO League sponsors and supporters for their dedication and support. I would like to personally thank all of the members of the NYC FIRST LEGO League Planning Committee for their continued support and countless hours of hard work to make the Food Factor season such a triumph. Sincerely, Susan Hermon Chair FLL Planning Committee Administrator, NYU-Poly Center for K-12 STEM Education

FIRST Lego League Planning Committee Elizabeth Almonte American Express Pat Daly FIRST NYC Regional Director Bernie DiCristofalo NYC Dept. of Education Veryl Greene NYC Dept. of Education Tripat Kaberwal FIRST Greg Koumoullos Con Edison Catherine Kunicki Stuyvesant High School FRC Aniella McGuire NYSE Euronext Jose Munoz NYSE Euronext Zi Qiu Stuyvesant HS Maureen Reilly NYC Dept. of Education Suman Sabastin NYC Dept. of Education Norm Scott NYC Dept. of Education, retired Thomas Smolka NYC Dept. of Education Melissa Trachtenberg Visiting Nurse Service of New York Elizabeth Vilchis CCNY Richard Wong NYSE Euronext Keith Wynne NYC Dept. of Education Peter Xanthus NYC Dept. of Education

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FIRST LEGO League Teams competing this weekend Manhattan School/Affiliation P.S. 126 British International School of New York The Chapin School The Chapin School Chelsea Prep Academy Chelsea Prep Academy Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School The Dalton School The Dalton School The Gateway Middle School Hunter College High School Hunter College High School The Inwood Academy for Leadership Metropolitan Montessori School NYC Lab Middle School The Trinity School

Team # Name 3609 MATbots 10271 BISNY 6819 Chapin Bots 2 6818 Chapin Bots 1 12718 Chelsea Transformers 12719 Chelsea Robot Rulers 5448 Columbia Craft Crammers 13865 Robo Rodeo 4803 Alien Pi 11831 Digital Pride 2984 Hunters to be Hunted 2982 Angry Nerds 1869 DROIDMakers 11841 Thunderbots 13464 Fruit Fighters 6216 Raging Tigers

Queens School/Affiliation I.S. 119 I.S. 119 I.S. 318 I.S. 318 I.S. 192 M.S. 88 M.S. 216 P.S. 49 P.S. 94 P.S. 128 Brics2Bots Cambria Forest Hills Robotics Forest Hills Robotics Forest Hills Robotics Garden School RoboBeta

Team# Name 3514 TopGearz 3516 SuperBotz 827 Blood Sweat and Gears 829 Clean’em Up Crew 13804 The Phantoms 1701 Masterminds 11814 Ryan Lions 7351 49er Miners 3938 AdmiralBots 13152 LegoBots 6963 RoboGBots 818 WarBots 1011 Planetary Forces 1014 Food Fighters 1017 GRIP 12414 Slaughter Bots 5655 Robomind Tech

Staten Island School/Affiliation I.S. 24R I.S. 27 I.S. 27 I.S. 49 I.S. 75 I.S. 75 Eltingville Lutheran Genesis at Xaverian Parks Dept. Pave Academy St. Clares St. Clares


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Team # Name 1413 IS24R Dark Knights of 24 3403 Mustangs 2 3404 Mustangs 3 10475 Dryfus Torgue 3591 Panthers 1 3592 Panthers 2 6069 Eagles 12021 Genesis Legosmiths 1687 Marauder Bots 14204 PAVE Bots 4882 Transformers 1 4887 Transformers 4

Bronx School/Affiliation C.S. 66 I.S. 98 M.S. 118 M.S. 194 P.S. 55 P.S. 76 P.S. 194 P.S. 195 Bronx Prep Charter School Children’s Arts and Sciences Workshop Good Shepherd Services Horace Mann Marble Hill Community Ctr. Riverdale Country School Robo Mind Tech Young Athletes Association

Team # Name 553 CS 66 Brats 704 Ridder Kids 814 Niles 4672 Techno Tigers 13571 Bengal Tigerbots 2964 The 76ers 4672 Techno Tigers 13837 The Molecules 7228 Robotronics 11677 Marble Hill Community Center 7205 Bronx Task Force 4112 HM Lions 2031 Knights of The Rectangular Table 5654 RoboTron 11676 Bronx Brilliant Engineers


FIRST LEGO League Food Factor Challenge Food Factor is a three-part robotics challenge that consists of a project, the robot game and core values. The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork. The project requires research, where teams explore an actual problem that today’s scientists and engineers are trying to solve, develop and think of an innovative solution to that problem and share their findings. In this year’s theme “Food Factor” teams will explore the journey of food; how it gets to your table and innovative solutions on how to keep contamination and spoiling from happening.

School/Organization P.S. 3 P.S. 5 P.S. 8 P.S. 9 P.S. 11 P.S. 58 P.S. 58 P.S. 94 P.S. 94 P.S. 233 P.S. 256 P.S. 321 P.S. 321 P.S. 399 P.S. 636 I.S. 383 M.S. 113 M.S. 366 M.S. 821

Team # Name 4919 RoboTigers 4927 Lego Rockets 3771 Mission Masters 4916 Bacteria Terminators 4934 Mission 11 11896 Brick Boyz 11897 Germinators 860 Master Blasters 863 Megaminds 4933 LegoMinds 4925 Banneker Bots 1891 Legonauts 12877 RockBots 4929 Gear Hawk 4936 Boogie Bots 13261 Skybots 4935 Falcon Robotic Allstars 4902 13147 Lego My Eggo

Fort Greene Preparatory Academy 13713 Independent Team 204 Packer Collegiate Institute 3229 St. Edmunds Elementary School 708 Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women 4937

Nano Wolves [x] object [x] Swedish Chef The Nerd Herd Super Novas

For the Food Factor Robot Game, the robot’s job is to put some common foods through just a few of the steps they go through in order to get into one’s belly, while either avoiding or dealing with contamination. From harvesting corn, pollution reversal, refrigerated ground transport, and pest removal; teams have to build and program an autonomous robot to score points in 2.5 minute matches on the themed playing field/obstacle course. FLL Food Factor Challenge challenge/2011foodfactor

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FLL Core Awards Champion’s Award

This award recognizes a team that embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.

Robot Awards Mechanical Design

This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.


This award recognizes a team that utilizes outstanding programming principles, including clear, concise and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge missions autonomously and consistently.

Strategy and Innovation

This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot.

Judges Awards During the course of competition the judges may encounter teams whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition. Some teams have a story that sets them apart in a noteworthy way. Sometimes a team is so close to winning an award that the judges choose to give special recognition to the team. Judges Awards allow the freedom to recognize remarkable teams that stand out for reasons other than the Core Award categories. Examples include:

Against All Odds or Overcoming Adversity or Perseverance

This award goes to the team that improvises and overcomes a difficult situation while still making a respectable showing, with an attitude that shows, “We can overcome incredible odds if we never give up, no matter what!”

Rising Star

This award recognizes a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future.

Special Recognition Awards


This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources to formulate an in depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified.

Innovative Solution

This award recognizes a team’s solution that is exceptionally well considered and creative, with good potential to solve the problem researched.


This award recognizes a team that effectively communicates the problem they have Outstanding Volunteer Award identified and their The FLL program would not exist without its volunteers. This award honors an exproposed solution to both traordinary volunteer(s) the judges and other potenwhose dedication to theFLL program has a positive impact on the team experience. tial supporters.

Adult Coach/Mentor Award

Many teams reach significant milestones thanks to their close relationship with an adult mentor. This award goes to the coach or mentor whose wisdom, guidance, and devotion are most clearly evident in the team’s discussion with the judges.

Young Adult Mentor Award

FLL presents this award to the young adult, high school or college mentor whose support, impact, inspiration, and guidance are most clearly evident in the team’s discussion with the judges.

Core Values Awards Inspiration

This award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FLL experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit.


This award recognizes a team that is able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management.

Robot Performance

This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts.


Project Awards

Gracious Professionalism™

This award recognizes a team whose members show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field.

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FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Friday March 16 Saturday March 17 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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The Game: Bowled  Over!  is  played  on  a  12’x12’  diamond  shaped  field  as  shown  on  the  diagram  above.  Two  alliances  –  one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each  compete  in  matches  consisting  of  a  30  second  autonomous  period  followed  by  a  two­minute  driver  controlled period.    The object of the game is to score more points than your  opponent’s  alliance  by  placing  racquet  balls  into  crates  and then stacking the crates. Teams will be challenged to  complete  tasks  during autonomous  and  driver controlled  periods and will score special racquetballs and six pound  bowling balls for additional points.    The Details: There  are  a  total  of  100  racquetballs  available  to  both  teams  as  scoring  objects  in  the  game.  The  field  also  holds  12  stackable  Ball  Crates  that  teams  can  fill  with  racquetballs  and  stack  for  additional  points,  and  two  bowling balls that can be scored during the autonomous  or end game period for additional points.     The  field  includes  two  home  zones  comprised  of  a  platform  and  a  ramp,  and  two  protected  zones  where  a  team  may  stack  their  crates  without  fear of having  them  toppled by their opponents.     

End Game: The  final  thirty  (30)  seconds  of  the  Driver  Controlled  Period  is  called  the  End  Game.  Each  Alliance  is  challenged  to  push  their  Bowling  Ball  onto  their  Home  Zone  or  to  elevate  stacks  of  Ball  Crates  to  score  additional points based on the height of the Ball Crates.     Autonomous Period Scoring: Upright Ball Crate      5 points each  Parking a Robot          In Back parking zone    5 points   Parking a Bowling Ball         In Back Parking Zone    20 points  Parking a Robot         In Front Parking Zone     10 points  Parking a Bowling Ball        in Front Parking Zone    10 points    Match Scoring: Regular or Magnet Ball in Low Goal  1 point each  Regular or Magnet Ball in Ball Crate  2 points each  Magnet Ball in Off Field Goal    25 points each  Crates Stacked are awarded    10 points above    Based on the highest point of      10.5”, then 10    each crate in the stack         more points for     (for a crate to count it must      each 6” above       contain at least one ball)      that      

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FIRST Tech Challenge Agenda Friday March 16

12 p.m. - Team Registration and Inspections 6 p.m. - Team Inspections End

Saturday March 17

8 a.m. - Pits Open 8-9 a.m. - Practice Matches 9 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies 9:30 a.m. - Qualifying Matches Begin 12:30 p.m.- Alliance Selection 12:45 p.m.- Lunch 1:30 p.m - Elimination Rounds Begin 2:30 p.m. - Division Finals 3:00 p.m. - Championship Finals 4:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies

FIRST Tech Challenge Gotham City Division School/Organization

Team# /Name

Bedford Academy High School 5644 Benjamin Banneker Academy 3419 Brooklyn Amity School 5729 City Polytechnic High School 4638 Columbia High School 4102 5484 Corning Inc. Corning Inc. 5485 Dalton School 4174 Dwight-Englewood School 207 Francis Lewis High School 4781 Francis Lewis High School 4783 Francis Lewis High School 4785 Francis Lewis High School 4995 Friends Seminary 3541 Gorge W. Hewlett High School 5477 H.S. for C.T.E.A. 3031 Harry S. Truman High School 356 HEAF 5362 Horace Mann School 4326 Humanities Preparatory Academy 3922 I.S. 383 4490 Islandbots 4137 Kennedy Catholic High School 5602 Liberty High School 3912 Lower East Side Prep High School 5718 LREI 3744 Lynbrook High School 5283 Massapequa High School 3582 Midwood High School 3371 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College 4713 Queens School of Inquiry 4756 Sewanhaka High School 4017 Stuyvesant High School 310 3950 Suffern High School Syosset High School 123 Teen Technology 2753



Bedford Bots BannekerBots Brooklyn Amity School Jr. City Poly Gear Heads CHS Cougars Ended Its PRO Atomic Theory Critical Mass Francis Lewis Francis Lewis Francis Lewis Francis Lewis RoboOwls2 Innovo Robo Hawks Gigabots HEAFINATORS Basement Lions Maximus Mechanicalis Skybots Islandbots Bionic Gaels Liberty Silver Dragon Username:awesome LAIMO Mass Madness Botley Crue

Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY Maplewood, NJ Corning, NY Corning, NY New York, NY Englewood, NJ Queens, NY Queens, NY Queens, NY Queens, NY New York, NY Hewlett, NY Queens, NY Bronx, NY New York, NY Bronx, NY New York, NY Brooklyn, NY Stony Brook, NY Somers, NY New York, NY New York, NY New York, NY Lynbrook, NY Massapequa, NY Brooklyn, NY

QHSS Robotics QSI Nutcrackers Robopandas Stuy Fusion Suffern Syborgs1 Vanguard Team Overdrive

Queens, NY Queens, NY Sewanhaka, NY New York, NY Suffern, NY Syosset, NY Bridgewater, NJ

FIRST Tech Challenge Metropolis Division School/Organization Team Number



Automotive High School Blind Brook High School Buffalo Academy of Science City Polytechnic High School Corning Inc. Dalton School Francis Lewis High School Francis Lewis High School Francis Lewis High School Francis Lewis High School Friends Seminary George W Hewlett High School Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Girl Scouts of Nassau County Harry S. Truman High School Herbert H. Lehman High School Herricks High School Humanities Preparatory Academy Humanities Preparatory Academy It Takes a Village Academy Jamaica College Old Boys Association Liberty High School Livingston High School Locust Valley High School Lower East Side Prep HIGH SCHOOL Massapequa High School Pelham Memorial High School Renaissance High School MTT Saunders High School St. Edmund Prep. Staples High School Staten Island Robotics Program @ St. Clare’s School Stuyvesant High School The Albany Academies Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science Wings Academy High School

1211 4654 5319 4639 5356 5069 3006 4780 4782 4784 3152 3540 18 4183 642 5800 4487 3921 3929 3896 3981 3915 3415 4113 5163 3019 5050 4095 4527 4447 577

Brooklyn, NY Rye Brook, NY Buffalo, NY Brooklyn, NY Corning, NY New York, NY Fresh Meadows NY Queens, NY Queens, NY Queens, NY New York, NY Hewlett, NY Pleasantville, NY Merrick, NY Bronx, NY Bronx, NY New Hyde Park, NY New York, NY New York, NY Brooklyn, NY Kingston, Jamaica New York, NY Livingston, NJ Locust Valley, NY New York, NY Massapequa, NY Pelham, NY Bronx, NY Yonkers, NY Brooklyn, NY Westport, CT

Piston Robotnics Blind Brook Robotics Wolverines City Poly Gear Heads Team Tardis Juggernauts Terrabots FS robotics FS robotics FS robotics RoboOwl1 RoboBoogie Techno Chix IceBreakers Hybrids Lehman RoboLions Droid bots Modbot Parte Duex Revenge of Cthulhu TechNeetics Gold Griffin Liberty Lancers Falcons Flying Dragon HAL Meep’s Moops Bulldogs Saunders Seniors The Nerd Herd Wrecker Robotics

2864 Bounty Hunters 479 Stuy Fission 4809 Botman

Staten Island, NY New York, NY Albany, NY

5103 Super Novas 4078 Wings Hawks

Brooklyn, NY Bronx, NY

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John Checco Ogbonna Chilaka Siddika Chowdhury Maria Cristina Cruz Jason Ganetsky Jennifer Hou June Jee Jan Jerry Jeff Kim

Sarah Lee Andrew Matsuoka Sophie NdiayeZhadeev Thea Platt-Glasser Michael Shabong Aristide Soh Raul Telles Stacey Weaver

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FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award

This is the most prestigious award an FTC Team could receive. This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the “Challenge” of the FTC Program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the Judges as having best represented a “Role Model” FIRST Tech Challenge team. This team is a top contender for all the other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism both on and off the playing field. This team understands how to communicate their experiences and knowledge to other teams, sponsors and the judges. The Winner of this award will additionally receive an invitation to the FIRST World Championship Competition.

FIRST Tech Challenge Connect Award

This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than the sum of its parts and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part in their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear fundraising goal and a plan to achieve that goal.

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

The Rockwell Collins Innovate award celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This judged award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any or all specific field elements or components in the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness and “Out of the Box” thinking related to design. This award may address the design of the whole robot or a sub-assembly attached to the robot. The creative component must work consistently, but the robot does not have to work all the time during matches to be considered for this award. The teams engineering notebook should be marked with journal entries to show the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot in order to be eligible for this award and entries should describe succinctly how the team arrived at that solution.

FIRST Tech Challenge Motivate Award

This judged award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team spirit and enthusiasm. They show their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a team cheer or outstanding spirit. This team has made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community.

FIRST Tech Challenge Promote Award

The Promote award is given to the team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math. They are to submit a one minute long (PSA) prior to the event to be eligible. The team must present a thoughtful and high-quality video which appeals to the general public. Strong production value is important, but the message and the impact of the video are of greater weight for the judging.

PTC Design Award

This award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the robots’ appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature or otherwise express the creativity of the team. The winning design should not compromise the practical operation of the robot but complement its purpose. This award is sponsored by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), developers of the CAD tools, Creo and Mathcad. PTC gives licenses to the FTC student teams for these software products to help them with their designs. Use of these tools is not required to be eligible; however, teams that use them are given extra consideration for this award.

PSA Subject for the 2011-12 Season

Create a one-minute public service announcement (PSA) video that begins with the following sentence: I’m going to change the world…

FIRST Tech Challenge Compass Award

A FIRST Tech Challenge team is about more that building robots and competing in tournaments – it is a journey to a destination through trial and error, success and failure, with challenging new technology and obstacles to navigate where no road maps are provided. So how does a team find their way? The Compass Award recognizes an adult coach or mentor who has provided outstanding guidance and support for a team throughout the year. The winner of the Compass Award will be determined from candidates nominated by FTC Team members, via a 40-60 second video submission highlighting how their mentor/coach has helped them become a champion level team. The Judges want to hear what sets your mentor apart.

FIRST Tech Challenge THINK Award

This judged award is given to the team that best reflects the “Journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Engineering Notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The Engineering Notebook should focus on the design and build stages of the teams’ robot. Journal entries of interest to the judges for this ward will include those describing the steps, brainstorms, designs, redesigns, successes and those “interesting” moments when things weren’t going as planned. A team will not be a candidate for this award if they have not completed the section of the engineering notebook describing the teams’ experience.

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The NYC FTC Committee would like to express our many thanks to Dr. Bernice Houle and Dr. Richard Kline of Pace University, Vincent and Pat Frascella of the NJ FTC, Tom Zawislak, PA FTC, and Jack Kentfield, CT FIRST Announcer, for their continuing support in making the FTC Championship a success. FTC Planning Committee Len Rerek, Chair Specialty Crafters Fine Woodworking JoAnn Rerek, Co-Chair Kathy Cregan Chris DiMauro Polytechnic Institute of NYU Anita Louis MTA NYC Transit Andy Zhang NYC College of Technology Automotive High School Bruce Rajswasser Janet Jacobson Truman High School Truman High School Joe Castillo Credit Suisse Joshua Walfish Rob Quatrone The Dalton School NYC D.O.T. Shaun Hoffman Tim Cooper Friends Seminary St. John’s Lutheran School Tom Smolka Polytechnic Institute of NYU Susan Hermon


FIRST Robotics Competition Teams competing this weekend A. Philip Randolph Campus High School 4108 421 Alfred E. Smith High School Bay Shore High School 271 Bethpage Union Free School District 2869 Bishop Kearney High School 806 Boy Scouts of Weymouth 3927 Bronx Academy Senior High 2933 Bronx Aerospace High School 3760 Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy High School 3004 Brookline High School & Boston Latin School & Catholic Memorial School & Revere High School 125 Brooklyn Collaborative School 4299 Brooklyn Technical High School 334 Buffalo Academy of Science 4023 CEPHAS - H.A.Souza Professional Training Center 1860 Curtis High School 371 Deer Park High School 270 East Harlem Tutorial Program 1880 ETEP - Prof. E. Passos Technical High School 1382 Ewing High School and Marie Katzenbach Evander Campus 3760 School for the Deaf 2016 Fitch High School 2168 Fontbonne Hall Academy 806 Forest Hills High School 3645 Francis Lewis High School 3017 George Westinghouse High School 354 Herbert H. Lehman High School 1230 High School of Computers and Technology 743 759 Hills Road Sixth Form College Hunter College High School 3419 Immaculata High School 1279

Randolph Robotics NY, NY The Warriors Bronx, NY Mechanical Marauders Bay Shore, NY Regal Eagles Bethpage, NY The Brooklyn Blacksmiths Brooklyn, NY RAWR Weymouth, MA BASH Bronx, NY Aerospace Bronx, NY Bronx Knights

Bronx, NY

NU-TRONS BCS Robo Sharks TechKnights Wolvarines

Boston, MA Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY Buffalo, NY

CEPHAS Cyber Warriors Falcons East Harlem Warriors ETEP Team

Sao Jose dos Campos, SP  Brazil Staten Island, NY Deer Park, NY New York, NY Sao Jose dos Campos, SP  Brazil

Aerospace Bronx, NY Mighty Monkey Wrenches Ewing, NJ Aluminum Falcons Groton, CT The Brooklyn Blacksmiths Brooklyn, NY Runtime Error Forest Hills, NY Patriots Fresh Meadow, NY G-House Pirates Brooklyn, NY The Lehman Lionics Bronx, NY Technobots Bronx, NY Systemetric Cambridge, UK  Great Britain RoHawks New York, NY Cold Fusion Somerville, NJ

FRC Judge Advisor Ceci Neumann

FIRST Robotics Competition Judges


Dora Maria Abreu Carline Bennett Benita Berkowitz Kevin Bynum Chris Cavanagh Wilton Cedeno Connie Crawford Gerald W Dawes Rafael Delgado Amy Geffen Marian Heller Dr. Iem Heng Yesenia (Yesi) Herarte Abe Kassis Richard Martin Pedro Noguera Ted Nygreen Karen Ohland Mia Petersen Elizabeth Platt Daniel Posner Augusta Sanfilippo David J Solis Anthony Stern Don Talka Martin Volerich Phyllis White-Thorne Dr. Jizhong Xiao Jonathan York

Imperial Valley MESA Program & Central Union High School Jamaica High School John Adams High School John Dewey High School Long Island City High School Lower East Side Prep. High School Lynbrook High School Martin Van Buren High School McKee Vocational High School Morris High School Campus Newtown High School Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School Ossining High School Ozyegin University/Topcam Makine & Inanc High Pascack Valley Regional High School District Patchogue-Medford High School Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) Plainview - Old Bethpage JFK High School Queens High School for Information, Research & Technology Queens Vocational and Technical High School Riverside Engineering & Design High School Sachem Central School District Southington High School Southold Junior Senior High School St. Joseph By-the-Sea high school Stuyvesant High School Syracuse City School DistrictInstitute of Technology at Syracuse Central The Bronx High School of Science The Bronx High School of Science The Episcopal Academy The Frederick Douglass Academy The Mary Louis Academy The Montfort Academy Thomas A. Edison CTE High School Thomas Jefferson High School Campus & High School For Civil Rights Tottenville High School Townsend Harris High School William E. Grady Tech. High School Xaverian High School

1972 3308 1340 333 2579 4263 846 3053 522 395 1635 4094 4122

Searing Engineering JHS Beavers Adams Robotics Megaladons LIC Robodogs CyberDragon The Funky Monkeys VB Stingers Robo Wizards 2 TrainRobotics Technotics The Cyber Wolves O-Bots

El Centro, CA Jamaica, NY Queens, NY Brooklyn, NY Long Island City, NY New York, NY San Jose, CA Queens Village, NY Staten Island, NY Bronx, NY Elmhurst, NY Angus, ON  Canada Ossining, NY

4191 1676 329

IMC Kocaeli, Turkey The Pascack PI-oneers Montvale, NJ Raiders Medford, NY

4383 353

Jolt POBots

Brooklyn, NY Plainview, NY

2895 1796 3059 263 195 870 4012 694

Blazenbots RoboTigers Envirobotics Sachem Aftershock Cyber Knights TEAM R. I. C. E. Bad News Bots StuyPulse

Far Rockaway, NY Long Island City, NY Yonkers, NY Lake Ronkokoma, NY Southington, CT Southold, NY Staten Island, NY New York, NY

4071 1155 2265 2234 1660 3204 2205 640

Diatonic Carbonites SciBorgs Fe Maidens Surf & Turf Harlem Knights Steampunk Penguins Montfort Juggernauts Robo Elite

Syracuse, NY Bronx, NY Bronx, NY Newtown Square, PA New York, NY Jamaica Estates, NY Katonah, NY Jamaica, NY

1600 1396 2601 369 806

JeffTech Brooklyn, NY Pyrobots Staten Island, NY Steel Hawks Flushing, NY High Voltage Brooklyn, NY The Brooklyn Blacksmiths Brooklyn, NY

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FIRST Robotics Competition Planning Committee

FIRST Robotics Competition Agenda Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:00PM – 8:00PM 5 Team Reps to Load In Friday, March 16, 2012 7:45AM 8:30AM 8:30AM-12:00PM 10:00AM-12:00 PM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM 8:00PM

5 Team Reps to Load In Pits and Machine Shop openRobots may be unbagged if they have passed bag inspection Registration and robot inspection Practice Rounds Lunch Practice rounds Pits and Machine Shop close

FRC Rebound Rumble frc/2012-rebound-rumble

Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:00AM Pits and Machine Shop open 8:30AM – 9:15AM Opening ceremonies 9:15 AM-12:00PM Seeding matches 12:00PM-12:45 PM Lunch 12:45PM-5:45PM Seeding matches 5:45 PM-6:30PM Awards ceremony 7:00PM Pits and Machine Shop close Pits and Machine Shop close immediately following ceremony Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:00AM Pits and machine shop open 8:30AM-9:00AM Opening ceremonies 9:00AM-12:00PM Seeding matches 12:00PM-12:30PM Alliance Selections 12:30PM-1:30 PM Lunch 1:30PM-4:30PM Final rounds 4:45PM -5:30PM Awards ceremony Pits close; robots packed 6:30 PM **Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.

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Dora Maria Abreu Elizabeth Almonte Kris Breton Yin Chang Bernie DiCristafalo J. Sara Dworkin Patrice English-Young Cherrie Fleisher-Strauss Arlene Goldman Dean Gordon Carol Griffin Jessica Kaestle Susan Kaye Jon Landers Paola Mariselli Aniella McGuire Roy Menton Robert McWilliams Firooz Mirbaha Jose Munoz George Nikanorov Marcio Noguchi Kemi Oluwanifise Samantha Osorio Thea Platt-Glasser Mark Sharfshteyn Tom Smolka Karl Sprules Norm Sutaria Philip To Pam Wong Richard Wong Andy Woo Robert Wood Andy Zhang

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NYC FIRST Science and Technology College/Career Expo Friday March 16, 2012 Noon-4 p.m.

Capitol College The City College of New York Clarkson University Columbia University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Fairleigh Dickinson University Florida Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology Harvey Mudd College Hofstra University Johnson & Wales University New Jersey Institute of Technology Pace University / Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Polytechnic Institute of NYU Randolph College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology The University of Texas at Austin Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yale University

College/Career Expo Coordinator Arlene Goldman

Saturday March 17, 2012 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Boston University College of Engineering Bradley University Capitol College Case Western Reserve University The City College of New York Clarkson University Columbia University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Missouri University of Science & Technology New Jersey Institute of Technology Pace University / Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Polytechnic Institute of NYU Randolph College Rochester Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology University of Rochester Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yale University Companies Consolidated Edison Diamond Bullet Studios FIRST Apparel

Sunday March 18, 2012 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Companies Companies Bloomberg LP. Consolidated Edison Diamond Bullet Studios Goldman Sachs & Co Google JPMorgan Chase & Co MTA NYC Transit Authority Popular Mechanics Time Warner Cable U.S. Air Force U.S. Army Join Our LinkedIn Group!


Organizations/ Non-Profits/Other ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers Girls’ Angle, Inc. I LUG NY – New York Brick Artists Museum of Mathematics NYCTEA - New York City Technology Education Association SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SWE - Society of Women Engineers FIRST Apparel

2012 New York City FIRST Mega Celebration Sponsors

NYC FIRST Executive Advisory Board


Honorary Co-chairs

Con Edison

Jack Hennessy, Chairman & CEO (retired), Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse The people of Goldman Sachs and Friends

John Whitehead, Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Foundation

Pershing Square Foundation


Chairpersons Michael Dubno, Head of Global Markets & Research Technology Bank of America Merrill Lynch

JP Morgan Chase Two Sigma Investments

Josh Weston, Honorary Chairman


Automatic Data Processing, Inc.



Larry Cohen, Chief Technology Officer

Ackman Family Foundation


Bezos Family Foundation Michael Dubno

Meghan Groome, Director K12 Science and Education Initiatives

Hearst Foundation

New York Academy of Science

jcpenney NASA

Marc Huestis, Vice President of Construction, Con Edison

NYSE Foundation Polytechnic Institute of NYU Josh and Judy Weston

Stephen Hilton, Managing Director Credit Suisse


Jerry M. Hultin, President Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Tami and Larry Cohen National Grid Sony

Joseph Long, Managing Director, Technology & HCM

Time Warner Cable

Goldman Sachs and Company


Steve Rubinow, Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice President

Annette and Anthony Albanese Foundation

NYSE Euronext

Cravath, Swaine and Moore Glenn Gribble

W. Randolph Schaeffer, NYC FIRST Regional Director (retired)

Thomas & Paula McInerney

ROBOT BOOSTER SPONSORS United States Air Force TAB/McGraw-Hill


Steven M. Schwartz, Managing Director, Technology Infrastructure Goldman Sachs and Company

David Sturm, Former VP and CIO New York Public Library

John Hennessy Ivy Life

Martin Volerich, Bloomberg

Cherrie & Mike Strauss

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