As a dedicated supporter of our community, REMTEC is proud to support an academic enrichment program at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Supporting FIRST FRC Team 4028, “The Beak Squad” is especially rewarding for REMTEC because is program is all about inspiring young generations in the field of robotics.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization founded by inventor and entrepreneur, Dean Kamen. According to the organization’s website, the group’s mission is to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”
FIRST does this through a progression of programs for students aged 6 to 18 which are geared toward involvement in research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. The Beak Squad is a participant in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which gives the group the opportunity to build and compete with a robot of their own design.
This year, The Beak Squad completed the second of two Regional events with a very respectable performance, finishing the qualification rounds seeded 9th out of the 47 teams participating. Although the team ultimately did not qualify for the national championship event, they expect to be invited to participate in the Ohio State Championship event to be held on May 17th in Dayton where they will look to defend the state championship title earned last year.
A thank you message received from a representative of The Beak Squad reports:
“Judging from the excitement and enthusiasm exhibited by our students, I believe that we accomplished our primary goal of inspiring them.”
REMTEC congratulates Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s FIRST FRC Team 4028, and wishes them continued success!