They’ve worked hard – competing in a record nine qualifying tournaments, and making their way to the top in a field of over 60 FTC teams across the state. Now it’s all on the line for a bid to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO in April! These top teams will each compete in five qualification matches for a total of 40 qualification matches to see who makes into the Finalist Alliance matches.
To sweeten the experience further, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering 12 scholarships to participating teams in the FIRST Tech Challenge, Florida Championship. Teams have been asked to submit their nomination forms at the Embry-Riddle admissions display in the ICI Center’s lobby by 2:00pm on Saturday. The scholarship will have a value of $5,000/yr. ($20,000 educational benefit) for selected students. How cool is that?!
You can see the whole thing Livestreamed at http://www.flfirst.org/Florida_First_Tech_Challenge/Stream.html , where you can also see the day’s schedule and find a list of State Championship teams.