Benton House's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 4551, the Robotic Rangers, returned to this year's Midwest Regional Competition. Held at the UIC Pavilion, the 2014 Midwest Regional hosted teams from the Midwest region and beyond, including teams as far as Turkey. The competition was held April 3-6, and the Rangers finished the weekend with a ranking 27th out of 52 teams. The small team consisted of returning and new members from Curie Metro, Benito Jaurez, and UIC College Prep. Being a second-year team, we are still very young in the FRC, and the members did an excellent job and together worked hard to build a competitive robot, facing design problems and limited materials. The teams' mentors worked closely with students on issues including design, fabrication, electrical, computer coding and pneumatics. We are proud to salute the efforts of team 4551, and look forward to next year's competition! Thanks to our sponsors: NASA, Illinois Tech Robotics, and Neobots 2903. As her senior project at UIC College Prep, one team member is working with Benton House staff to host a game-night fundraiser in the gym on April 18th to help fund the team in the upcoming year.
RSVP to the April 18th Robotics Fundraiser HERE!
Please contact Ben Noetzel at email@example.com if you're interested in getting involved in Benton House's Robotics programming.