Parent Meeting for Prospective Members (MANDATORY)

Hello!

Our first parent meeting for prospective members will be on October 5th 6:00-7:30pm in the Tahoma High School robotics lab (room C101). If your child is interested in being a part of the team please make sure that at least one parent shows up to this meeting as we will be giving out a lot of information on this date. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message under this post or the Contact Us tab.

Thank you!

Ryleigh Weston

Secretary of Communications

 

New Member Meeting

This years first meeting for new members will be on September 26th. We will then have meetings every Tuesday and Thursday so if you miss the first feel free to come another day.

No experience is needed as we will teach you everything you need to know. Some of these things include design, programming, fabrication, and assembly. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Collins at [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

Washington Girls’ Generation: T-Shirt Contest!

As you know, the 2017 Washington Girls’ Generation competition will be all day on October 28th, 2017. This year, we will be holding a contest for a t-shirt design. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 Visa gift card and a free copy of the shirt in their size.

Here is the criteria:

  • Max of 3 colors
  • Has to say “Washington Girls’ Generation 2017” or some other variation somewhere on the shirt(“Washington Girls’ Gen” “Washington Girls’ Gen 2017” etc.)
  • Must be an .ai file

All contest submissions must be in by September 20th. You can submit multiple designs. Submit all designs to the Google Form below:

Washington Girls’ Generation T-Shirt Contest

If you have any questions about the contest or any issues submitting your design, please message us.

Good Luck!

Ryleigh Weston

Secretary of Communications

Washington Girls’ Generation Robotics Competition 2017

We will be holding the annual Washington Girls’ Generation Competition on October 28th, 2017. We first held the competition in 2012 as a way to introduce more young women to STEM, making this year the 6th annual competition. This year, will will be competing in the FRC game, FIRST Steamworks on an official FRC field. Teams can be registered by following the link below. If you have any questions, leave a comment and we will get back to you. We hope to see you there!

Registration Link:

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Clarification: If you are a student, don’t sign up. Have one of your mentors or coaches do so. An invoice and additional information will be sent to the main contact.

Houston World Championship

Bear Metal headed off to Houston this past week to attend the 2017 FIRST Robotics Championships. We played on the Turing field for the majority of the week, placing #6 for alliance selections, where we were picked by FRC team 1318 “IRS”. Our alliance then went on to pick FRC team 1595 “The Dragons” and FRC team 2907 “Lion Robotics”. This made us the only all Pacific Northwest alliance at the World Championships. We went on to win the Turing sub-division and continue onto the Einstein field, where we sadly lost all 5 of our matches. This was the first time that any of the teams on our alliance had ever been to the Einstein field, so just attending was a large accomplishment. This made it our fourth win this season, making it the best season Bear Metal has ever had.

Congratulations to our alliance partners, and we hope everyone else had a great season!

PNW District Championships

This weekend Bear Metal attended the Pacific Northwest District Championship in Cheney, Washington. At the end of our qualification matches, we were ranked #3 overall. We were then moved up to the #2 alliance captain and chose FRC team 2471 “Mean Machine” and FRC team 1595 “The Dragons”.  Our team went on to win the event, losing our first quarterfinals and semifinals matches, and winning our last finals match by a last second climb. This is our third consecutive win and second win with FRC team 1595 and we hope to continue winning. In two weeks we will be competing in Houston, Texas.

Congratulations to FRC teams 2471 and 1595, and we wish you luck in Houston.

Avery Weston

Secretary of Communications

Auburn Competition

This weekend, Bear Metal attended the Auburn District Competition. This event did not count toward our district points, so we used this event to get our backup drive team practice. At the end of qualification matches, we were ranked #10, and were chosen by the #3 seated alliance FRC team 4918 and went on to choose FRC team 5937. Our team won the event in the end, making it the second consecutive win for our team. We will be attending District Championships next weekend and hope that our luck continues.

Congratulations to FRC teams 4918 and FRC team 5937, and we wish you luck at District Championships.

Avery Weston

Secretary of Communications

CWU Competition

This last weekend, Bear Metal participated in the CWU District Event. We placed rank #3 at the end of qualification matches, with a 10-2-0 record. During alliance selection we were selected by FRC team 1595 The Dragons, and went on to choose FRC team 3219 Tread as our second pick. Our team continued on through finals to win the event, along with this we also won Judges Award at the event. We spent countless hours between our first and second competition perfecting our robot, and it paid off in the end.

Congratulations to teams 3219 and 1595 for the win, and we hope to see you at District Championships.

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Our next event will be week 5 at Auburn, WA and we hope to continue and improve our robot until then.

Avery Weston

Secretary of Communications