The QASMT student robotics team, 43 The SMART Team, recently competed at Macquarie University in Sydney at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Australia Nationals 2015. FIRST Australia Director, Luan Heimlich, said the competitions were more than a fun weekend activity for the kids – it could be setting them up for a lifetime of innovation and discovery in science.
Despite of unexpected technical issues from the very beginning, our team performed well, entering the semi-finals as Alliance Captain. They won the 3rd place of the Inspire Award and the 1st place of the PTC Design Award as well as the finalist in both the Think Award and the Control Award.
Our boys’ wonderful performance has earned themselves the invitation to further participate in international robotics events, such as the Asia Pacific Invitational FTC 2016.
Our boys are grateful to Thiess and Hasting Deering for their generous sponsorships and appreciate the encouragement and support from the greater QASMT community.
Adam Juang, Teacher