Benzene Bots team performed great at the Michigan State Championship. As a result, our team moved up in the ranking and we’re now ranked 70th out of 500+ teams in Michigan. Our team made to the finals in our division. We were the eight seed alliance caption.
After picking two other teams as our alliance partners, we played against the number one alliance in a best of three matches. We lost the first match but won the second. We actually ended the final match ahead in points. However, we suffered a 30 point penalty which cost us the match. It was so close and so exciting!
Oh, we also won the entrepreneurial award for our small training robot call EKGAR (every kid gets a robot). And Sanket Nayak is our Dean’s List Award Finalist. He won a laptop at the Dean’s List dinner Friday night. He will get recognized again in Detroit where he and his parents will have dinner with Dean Kamen (Segway Inverter and FIRST founder). Very exciting for Sanket.