Article OSS Clockwork Mania Participates in Robotics ChampionshipOrlando Science Schools' FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 4013 Clockwork Mania participated in the FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas from April 18th to April 21st, 2018. Participation at the championship is the highlight of the team’s season and allows the students to interact with more than 400

other teams from around the World creating new friendships and memories.

Clockwork Mania had a great run this year by winning the two highest awards any team can win in FRC, the Engineering Inspiration and Chairman’s Awards, both of which earned the team an invitation to the FIRST Championship. The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community. The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST and it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. It was created to keep the central focus of FRC on the ultimate FIRST goal; transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become scientists, engineers, and technologists.

The team also participates in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition as teams 5070 N.U.T.S. and 6379 Clockwork Mania. N.U.T.S. attended the Florida State Championship earning the Motivate Award and an invitation to the South Super Regional in Athens, Georgia where they were awarded the Judges Award for their projects with the community.

Clockwork Mania was represented at the FIRST Championship by Bradley B., Dennis B., Saardahk B., Hector C., Jacob H., Jordan H., Gwen H., Minh L., Zachary M., Nathan N., Ethen O., Rebecca P., Keshan P., Peter P., Badri P., Esha R., Kevin R., Pierce S.-T., Eashan S., Christina T., David V., and Ryan V.

Please join the OSS family congratulating our robotics team members for their hard work and accomplishments throughout the last seven years.