On February 18, 2012 the Orlando Science School FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5070 N.U.T.S. (Nerds United for Technological Superiority), participated in the FTC Florida Championship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. There were some technical challenges, but the team was able to overcome them; the robot Pistachio and the driving team performed well in all the matches. The team was a finalist for the Think Award and earned the Judges Award, in the Judge’s opinion, N.U.T.S was the best rookie team.


To put this achievement in perspective, only 32 teams out of 75 in the state earned a ticket for the FTC State Championship which is a competition geared to high schools and our team is mainly composed of middle school students, a testament to the caliber of OSS students. Congratulate N.U.T.S for representing so well the OSS family. The team members are: Carlos Barea, Sebastian Orellana, Sebastian Gonzalez, Mohammed Abdullah, Ahmed Rashid, Sanmmit Shinde, Anthoney Faraday, Pruthvi Patel and Camila Berrios. They are coached by Maribel Barea, Hector Barea, Paul Orellana and Mr. Kaya. Go N.U.T.S.!