Congratulations to the 2015 LASA High School Robotics Team for their 1st place award in the Electromechanical/Mechanical Design Category at the International Young Mind Awards Competition. The LASA Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 4290 has been awarded a cash prize of $3000 for their team and LASA High School.

This global competition inspires our youth at the Middle and High School levels, as well as students at the undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and Research and Development as desirable education and career options for scholars. It showcases design engineering and research and development excellence and presentations in 5 categories
* Wireless
* Electronic
* Medical
* Electromechanical/Mechanical
* Research & Development

To compete for this award, FTC 4290 team entered “GiraPHPHe”, their award winning Robot in the FTC “Cascade Effect” Competition. GiraPHPHe was the Finalist in the FTC World Championship Robotics Competition, Winner of the World Edison Division and Finalist for the FTC World Championship Design Award in April 2015. The team submitted an essay that described the functional design, construction to meet the required performance specifications and created a 3 minute video to demonstrate their robot.

All entries were evaluated and scored by a judging panel comprised of qualified and vetted STEM enthusiasts, educators, and industry experts. Guidelines for judging included, Creativity, Comprehensiveness, Clarity of Expression and Video Demonstration.

Congratulations to the team:
Eshan Asdar
Julia Cocco
Ismael Flores III*
Blake Hance
Kyla Hayworth
Jackson Hughes
Arthur Pachachura
Daniel Teal*
Marek Travnikar*

* LASA HS seniors from the class of 2015

And big thanks to the coaches: Gerry Cocco, Tony Bertucci and the LASA Robotics Association for making this possible.
GiraPHPHe