On Friday 25 February, the four FTC (First Tech Challenge) teams completed their regional competition. Despite Covid-19 pushing everyone to complete the long-awaited event online, instead of in person, the teams kept pushing on. These last three hours were filled with teams completing various tasks, ranging from tightening screws, adding stability, or checking code. Regardless of what was being done, everyone contributed. In fact, many people aided other teams, truly showing the spirit of QASMT.
Nearing the last hour and a half, as the rain outside was becoming dangerous, a time limit was set for 5:00pm and people scurried along quicker, with more and more teams completing their online rounds.
What is wonderful though, is that even through a mass pandemic and raging floods, people persevered. We wish to congratulate everyone who have put in an abundance of time and effort in this project for the past year. In fact, some outstanding results were achieved! This year has taught FTC students many important STEM skills and values that they shall carry with them. We hope to see these students continuing to put in this much energy into their passions throughout their lives.
Charlie – Robotics Ambassador