First United Methodist Church Outreach

  First United Methodist Church Event Cortechs Robotics thinks of the robot as a tool: a tool to inspire and excite. A pillar of our organization is to bring STEM education to all walks of life, and to inspire younger students to continue in school and continue to innovate. In accordance with this, Cortechs Robotics brought the robot to First United Methodist Church in order to excite some young students about science and technology. We raced the robot against kids, engaged in relay races, and most importantly, learned. Young students saw how STEM could be applied in such cool ways, like building a robot! Thanks First United Methodist Church for helping us play with our robot at this outreach event! Facebook Twitter Google+...

Diversity Plan!

A huge part of Cortechs Robotics and the FIRST organization is bringing STEM education to everyone. Because of this, our team has created a comprehensive diversity plan that will help in this mission. We have created goals and guidelines, all achievable. Read our plan to bring this unique robotics experience to everyone! Diversity Plan Facebook Twitter Google+...

Lessons Learned at THOR

Recently, Cortechs Robotics had the unique opportunity to participate in the off-season event, THOR. This experience was extremely valuable to our team going into the build season. Here are the lessons we learned at THOR Lessons Learned THOR Event: Thundering Herd Of Robots (THOR) Date: 1 November, 2014 Preface With the help of team 2059, The Hitchhikers, Cortechs Robotics participated in the annual off-season FRC competition THOR. Over a period of 3 weeks, meeting twice a week, the team assembled a working robot that was up to FRC standards. The team competed against 21 other veteran teams. After a day of competition, Cortechs finished 15th seed and was selected to be in the 2nd ranked alliance with T-Rex (4935) and the Pit Pirates (2642). The alliance was knocked out of the competition in the semi-finals, leaving us in 3rd overall place. Pros Competition participants understood the “Cortechs” syntax and word play. Our robot was fully functioning for most the competition. Specifically, our robot was one of, if not the fastest, robots there. We succeeded in constructing a light-weight robot which contributed to the speed. We had fantastic teamwork on and off the field of play. Team members grew closer together in the heat of competition. Even in moments of high stress, no one snapped at each other or was hostile. The scouting team sufficiently compiled a number of important facts about other teams. They diligently did their duties throughout the entire competition. We performed great sportsmanship, even in the face of defeat, to other teams and organization. Cortechs acted in a very gracious manner. The robot cart was fitted perfectly...