Upper School Robotics Places 5th in Regional Competition

  • Upper School

Key's Upper School Robotics Team, Lightning Coalition, advanced to the semi finals at the 2017 First Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament held at the US Naval Academy in late January, ultimately placing 5th among the 25 teams competing. With this year's FTC competitions complete, the team is currently preparing for the Sea Perch, an underwater robotics challenge, in April.

In addition to their preparation for the FTC and Sea Perch events, team advisor Derek Lieske and Lightning Coalition members have been spending time with students at Tyler Heights Elementary School, working as mentors on STEM projects with first and second graders.

Congrats on to Key's Lightning Coalition on a great season: Amber Blower '19, Kyle Chin '17, Sam Fisher '20, Katherine Gonzalez '18, Emma Hamel '18, Greta Horsch '19, Jack Neumann '20, Harrison Reisinger '18, Teddy Robbins '18, Gabe Ruoff '19, Janny Zhang '17, and Rayan Zia '18!