How we lost our spot at Worlds

One word: RP. Short summary: After winning our final game, our rank dropped by 5 places, and we missed the call to Worlds by 2 places. Our ftcstats speak for themselves: http://ftcstats.org/sreast.html: 11th best OPR from 72 teams; 2nd highest non-penalty top score ( 270); highest RP at the end of Saturday after 8 games (…

“Double the tribe,” says the Chief!

Our team had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr.Ken Johnson, Director of FIRST Tech Challenge at East Super Regional.  As head of FTC program, he heads up the fastest growing FIRST program. We love FIRST and FTC!   At the opening ceremonies, Chief Ken challenged the teams to double the tribe overnight. “At ESR , you…

Virginia is for ROBOT lovers!

Hello Virginia FTC Teams! Virginia is not just for lovers – Virginia is for Robot Lovers! If you would let us have the honor of carrying your logo/team number/and your message to teams @Eastern Super Regional ( starting on 17th March), please share it on our drive before Monday, 13th March by 9AM. We will carry the banner (see…

Good luck to all Virginia teams at #ESR!

Here are the Virginia teams that qualified for #ESR – East Super Regional happening in Scranton PA March 17-19. Some very encouraging words from VirginiaFIRST program director Maureen Carley. Good luck to everyone!  

Award winning Promote Video

Here is our entry  for Promote Award that won 1st place at Virginia State Championship.   X-BOTS Promote VIdeo The Promote Award is given to the Team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math. Teams must submit…

X-BOTS win 1st place at Virginia State Championships

We won the Inspire Award! We won 1st Place in Virginia State Championships!! It’s an amazing honor indeed to be picked as the top team. We are grateful for this honor, and hope to do well at the next level: East Super Regional from March 17 through 19th at Scranton PA . Here are the…

Engineering Youth Conference @GMU Volgenau School of Engineering

Over 500 visitors had an opportunity to take part on the Engineering Youth Conference hosted by Exec. Director STEM Outreach, Volgenau School of Engineering on February 19th, kicking off the National Engineers Week. Nikhil, Charlie showed off the particle shooting and the cap-ball lift at the event.

X-BOTS host StemKidz

StemKidz is a non-profit co-founded by our team mate Anoushka Chintada, our co-coach Asha Indira, Maureen Jules Perez and Dr.Guillaume-Joseph  in 2016 to help promote STEM among kids – the unique feature is that it is a club run by kids, for kids. They are doing a tremendous job in bringing excitement in doing various…

Virginia Eastern Qualifiers

On February 4, team X-Bots attended the Eastern Qualifiers in Norfolk, Virginia. We had a lot of fun competing alongside many great teams! Our team was the winning alliance captain and worked with the Frogbots and Volt-e-mort to win the Eastern Qualifier’s robot game. We won the first place Motivate award. The X-Bots were 2nd…

Presenting to the FCPS Committee

On January 11, 2017, the X-Bots presented FIRST and its mission to the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee, which is part of the administration of Fairfax County Public Schools. We spoke about FIRST and its impact on students. Each teammate spoke of their time in FIRST and how it changed their lives. We also answered…