We traveled to St. Louis for the Championships, winning second place on the Curie field. Quite a feat! While we were there we got to visit City Museum, go up the St. Louis Arch, and attend a concert featuring Willow Smith and Black Eyed Peas. Morgan Freeman also attended this event and walked past our pit!
24-26 Midwest Regional
We competed in one of the hardest regionals, bringing home a second place medal and an award for our ingenious robot design.
10-12 Wisconsin Regional
WAVE won first place, qualifying them to go to Championships in St. Louis, MO.
On January 8th, over 90 wave students, mentors, and parents gathered at the EAA Vette Theater to watch the 2011 kickoff and this years game Logomotion! Check out the game challange animation on our youtube page here. Wave will get six weeks and three days to design, concept, and fabricate a fully functioning robot before it has to be shipped to its first competition in Milwaukee at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
WAVE students participated in an internal VEX competition, getting them geared up for build season.
Wave Robotics hosted and ran a FIRST Lego League (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll/) that consisted of 19 teams involving over 150 students aged 10-14 from the Fox Valley Area.
Team introduction meeting.
Begin of 2011 Fiscal Year.
Attended Indiana Robotics Invitational (IRI) with fellow teams 93 (N.E.W. Apple Corps) and 2194 (Fondy Fire). Placed 16th out of 72 teams and went to the quarterfinals.
Booth at EAA AirVenture for FIRST
Plant Sale at the local Farmer's Market
Wind-down party at EAA - It was a great season!
Attended Minnesota-10,000 Lakes FRC Regional Placed 8th out of 56 teams and advanced to the semi-finals.
Attended Wicsonsin FRC Regional Placed 12th out of 52 teams, and went to the quaterfinals!
Land Shark II shipped off to competition
Kickoff for 2010 Challenge - Breakaway! Check it out here!
Particpated in the Holiday Parade in Oshkosh with custom made candy launchers.
Family Day at the Leach Amphitheater
Approval for 5 Lego league coaches
Invited Dean Kamen to Oshkosh to speak about education and the importance of technology.
Live at Lunch at Opera House Square – plant sale, live flowers and fresh herbs, and seasoning packages.
EAA AirNenture – exhibitors tent and KidVenture, community event with FIRST Founder Dean Kamen
Sawdust Days Booth
Became part of the Recreation Department
Brat-fry at Pick-n-Save South on 20th.
Plant dig at Lawrence home for plant sale.
Winnovation Robotics Clinic, Winnebago Illinois.
Presentation at Southwest Rotary
Lego league presentation
Moved to Tipler Middle School
Presentation at Celebrate Education
West, North, Tipler, Webster Stanley, presentations
Started Lego league
End of the year party at EAA
Wave robotics attends Minnesota Regional and wins five awards: Rookie All Star, Xerox Creativity Award, Highest Rookie Seed Award, UL Industrial Safety Award, - Honorable Mention, and Regional Championship Winner.
The Oshkosh Corp. has a press release stating their sponsorship Wave Robotics.
NBC 26 (Green Bay) interviews a mentor and two students.
The team volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club to introduce Elementary and Middle School students to Robotics.
Wave Robotics attends Wisconsin Regional and wins Rookie All Star Award.
Team helps with Community Service Project 3-21-09 & 3-28-09 – cleanup and painting at the new Oshkosh Area Community Pantry & Sty . Vincent de Paul facility in the old Copp’s building on Jackson Street.
The Oshkosh Northwestern runs a follow-up article on the teams accomplishments at the Wisconsin Regional.
Team holds a community open house. More than 50 people attend to learn more about the FIRST program.
A student and mentor appear in a live interview on the “Eye on Oshkosh” cable program.
The team launches its blog on the newspaper’s Web site: www.thenorthwestern.com.
The team is hosting the accounts for the FIRST Lego League, as a service/cost-saving measure for the team
The team (parents, teachers, students, mentors) gather for the international kick-off Webcast and unveiling of the Lunacy game at EAA. During the 2-day kick-off, the rookie team brainstorms its game strategy.
Planners introduce incoming freshmen to FIRST, during an event for 8th graders at Oshkosh West High School.
Planners introduce Oshkosh North High School students to FIRST by spending a day visiting classes at the school.
Planners present to the Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education, outlining progress in forming and training a team. The presentation features testimonials from a parent, teacher, mentor and student.
Planners visit classes at Oshkosh North High School to introduce students to FIRST.
Planners hold a ‘Lego League’ open house, to stimulate interest among students ages 9-14.
Team members volunteer at a community event for EAA, a team sponsor. Students ‘scare’ visitors at the Haunted Hangar Halloween event.
A student kick-off/open house is held at Oshkosh West High School. More than 50 students attend to learn more about the FIRST program.
Students begin weekly meetings, learning about the FIRST program, the game and skills needed to compete.
The Oshkosh Northwestern runs an article on the team.
Planners introduce FIRST to students at Oshkosh West High School at the school’s orientation session.
Planners hold a kick-off for mentors and begin developing a schedule for the fall semester.
Planners address the Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education to tell them the story of FIRST and the desire to bring the program to Oshkosh.
The Oshkosh Northwestern runs a news article on the program.
Appleton team comes to Oshkosh North High School to introduce students to the idea of FIRST. Thirty four students express interest.
Planners determine the need for classes for team members participants during the Fall semester. Courses from CAD to Web site design are scheduled.
Fond du Lac team asks Oshkosh Corp. to see the Terramax vehicle. Oshkosh Corp. invites the Appleton and Fond du Lac teams to see Terramax. Both teams agree to come; the Appleton team brings its robot. The event becomes an introduction to the FIRST program.
Oshkosh Corp. invites members of the 8 Vex teams (competing internally, as part of an Explorer’s Post) to attend. Students from all Oshkosh high schools are invited to attend and learn more about the FIRST program.
Triangle Manufacturing Co. and Oshkosh Corp. meet with Oshkosh School District administrators to discuss bringing FIRST to Oshkosh.
A story profiling the FIRST robotics program appears in The Oshkosh Northwestern.