Remember, Put the Environment FIRST

Check out this article written about Patagonia clothing. We all must realize the precarious state that our environment is in. It is truly inspiring to see a corporation make choices that benefit the public good and not simply their profit. Just as Patagonia is making a difference, we all can make a difference, as individuals. Turning off lights and even unplugging unused electronics can make an enormous cumulative difference. Remember to Put the Environment FIRST.  http://www.groundswell.org/the-bottom-line-patagonia-north-face-and-the-myth-of-green-consumerism/ Facebook Twitter Google+...

FLL Team Wins Champions Award!

FLL Team Wins Champions Award! Cortechs Robotics believes it is very important to inspire younger students to pursue STEM activities and continue to innovate. In order to achieve this, Cortechs Robotics mentors FLL Team #4486, the Robot Whisperers. Students of Cortechs Robotics share their past FLL experiences with the Robot Whisperers, while encouraging and inspiring them to continue into the FRC program. This allows Cortechs Robotics to help create the future engineers of the world. The Robot Whisperers recently won the Champions Award at the regional competition, and are excited for states! FIRST Lego League, or FLL, introduces young people, ages 9 to 14, to the fun and excitement of science and technology. There are three main parts of FLL: Core Values, The Robot Game, and Project. Core Values focuses on team work and cooperation, and assesses how the team works together as a unit.  The Robot Game is where the team builds and programs a fully autonomous Lego Mindstorms robot that solves missions on a 8 by 4 feet board.  The Project is where teams focus on solving a real-world problem that is directly related to the current year’s theme. Overall , FLL introduces young students to STEM by allowing them to build robots and solve real world problems while building teamwork skills.     Facebook Twitter Google+...

Qualcomm Sponsorship

Thanks for the Sponsorship, Qualcomm! Qualcomm has became a Parietal Lobe level sponsor of Cortechs Robotics. Qualcomm has been a Strategic Partner of FIRST since October of 2014. They have been pivotal in the development and sponsorship of FIRST teams around the country. Their dedication to STEM education and the development of  young people is special to a corporation. We are very thankful for Qualcomm’s support of our team, which has allowed us to register for the NC Regional. Thank you for this fantastic opportunity! We look forward to represent Qualcomm! Facebook Twitter Google+...

Recipient of the FRC Rookie Grant

We are on a role! Cortechs Robotics has received the FIRST FRC Rookie Grant. This grant is awarded to deserving rookie teams who have exemplified their readiness for competition. The Rookie Grant is worth $6,000 towards FRC registration, $4,000 rookie year and $2,000 the following year. Thank you FIRST!!! Facebook Twitter Google+...

Received 3D Systems EKOCYCLE Grant

Cortechs Robotics applied for a grant supplied by Coca-Cola and 3D Systems which provided FRC and FTC teams with the new EKOCYCLE 3D printer. After the reveiwing panel deliberated for weeks, Cortechs Robotics was selected to receive an EKOCYCLE 3D printer. This is a prestigious gift, and we have begun to brain storm about what we can do with this powerful tool. We are grateful to be selected from a very large pool of teams from around the U.S. and world. More information about the EKOCYCLE 3D printer can be found here. Facebook Twitter Google+...