EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 7, 2014

WHS robotics team scores at worldwide competition


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM — The Windham Windup FIRST Robotics team brought home a divisional win from the World Championships in St. Louis April 24-36.

Some 400 top robotics teams competed in 100-team divisions, with the winners advancing to the championship.

Windham’s group, Team 3467, ranked sixth in New England going into the event.

Team 3467 won its division, then fell in the semifinal round to the eventual champions.

Highlights of Team 3467’s 2014 competition season include two district events wins; two Engineering Inspiration awards, recognizing the team’s commitment to building an appreciation for science and technology in the community; and the prestigious Chairman’s Award for embodying the values of FIRST.

Team 3467 is the FIRST Robotics competition team from Windham High School. Active since October 2010, the mission of the team is to inspire students to seek careers in engineering, science and technology.by enabling educational and entertaining partnerships with mentors who have experience and backgrounds in these fields. Major supporters include Windham School District, Veloxion, BAE Systems, Veolia Environmental Services and Pugliese Contracting.

Inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering.