"FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based of sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competiton as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments." -US FIRST
We created our FTC team, Team Titanium Tech (7357), to introduce robotics to new students, teach how FIRST is inspiring high school students, and inspire team members to pursue a career in the STEM field.
The Goals of Team Titanium Tech are to:
· Provide a meaningful roboics activity for more students
· Introduce new students to FIRST earlier in the season
· Expose new members to mechanical and electrical concepts and programming
· Allow older members of the FRC team to become mentors
At tournaments, our team members can often be found in other teams pits assisting with programming or building problems any other teams may have.
In 2013, Team Titanium Tech began by competing in the Greater Kansas City Regional Qualifier and the Greater Kansas City FRC Regional Invitational. The members of Team Titanium Tech use their experiences at these regionals to help encourage others to start, mentor, or sponsor their own FTC teams.
(2014-2015) Team Titanium Tech competed competed at the Greater Kansas City Regional Qualifier. At this tournament, Team Titanium Tech was on the fourth place alliance during elimination matches, won Third Place Motivation Award, and took both Dean's List Finalist spots available. In addition to these competitive successes, the team continued to go above and beyond helping other teams with programming and mechanical issues.
(2015-2016) Team Titanium Tech competed at the Smithville Regional Qualifier. At this tournament, Team Titanium Tech was the first alliance captain. Team Titanium Tech placed first in elimination matches, winning the event. Additionally, the team won several smaller awards. Team Titanium Tech attended the State Championship in Rolla, Missouri later this spring.
(2016-2017) Team Titanium Tech was unable to compete this year due to harsh weather conditions.
(2017-2018) Team Titanium Tech competed Notre Dame de Sion Regional Qualifier. At this tournament, Team Titanium Tech was the first alliance captain. They placed first in elimination matches, winning the event. Team Titanium Tech members also filled both the Dean's List Finalist spots available.
Our FTC team consists of a very diverse group of students. Out of the 5 members and 3 junior mentors, 3 of them are girls, 3 of them are taking International Baccalaureate Courses, with 1 doing the full diploma and 1 doing the International Baccalaureate Career Program. Many members are also involved in other school activities such as the marching band, the Scholar Bowl team, and other various clubs.