Orlando Science Schools FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 5070 N.U.T.S. (Nerds United for Technological Superiority) won the Inspire Award at the Florida FTC Championship earning an invitation to the FTC World Championship, a 4 day event held last week in Saint Louis Missouri.
The team and robot performed well at the competition. In the first appearance at FTC World Championship, the team advanced to the Edison division semifinals when they were selected by FTC team 6002 Basilisks to form an alliance along with FTC team 5466 Combustible Lemons.
N.U.T.S. is composed of C. Barea, S. Orellana, E. Cruz, M. Granger, C. Chaney, C. Berrios, D. Berrios, B. Martin, A. Webb, D. Gutierrez, D. Stetzinger, S. Gonzalez, M. Zirkle, N. Mahalanobis, A. Vega and E. Garms.
There are approximately 2,500 FTC teams worldwide; out of those only 128 teams get invited to the world championship or approximately the top 5% and out of those only 24 advance to the semifinals or approximately the top 1% worldwide. Congratulations to N.U.T.S. and their Robot Coco for their latest accomplishment. Go N.U.T.S.!