WiredCats Win State Award, Head to World Championships

    The WiredCats won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the state level and will now head to the world championships in Texas.

    The WiredCats competed in the robotics state competition in Columbus, Georgia over the weekend.

    The team won the Engineering Inspiration (EI) Award, which is given to the business team that demonstrates "outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community." The team impressed the judges with their plan to broaden STEM learning through increased engagement, empowerment, and support in the Westminster and Atlanta communities.

    The team previously won the EI award at the Dalton regional competition in March, and will now compete for the award on the international level. In two weeks, the WiredCats travel to Houston for the FIRST Robotics world championship.

    During the competion round in Columbus, the team finished the qualification stage in 15th place with a 7-5 record. During elimination rounds, the WiredCats and their alliance members lost in the quarterfinals.

    You can follow all of the action during the competition on the WiredCats Twitter.