Auburn Riverside’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics RAVE Team 5683 members work on their robot at this past weekend’s Auburn Pacific Northwest District qualifying event at Auburn High School.
The first-year Auburn Riverside team finished 13th, earning a berth in this week’s 61-team Pacific Northwest Championships at Eastern Washington University’s Reece Court in Cheney. RAVE Team 5683 also earned the Rookie All-Star award.
Also qualifying for the PNW District was Auburn’s TREAD Team 3219, which earned the District Chairman’s Award. TREAD was 18th overall.
Previously qualifying for the PNW District event was Auburn Mountainview’s Team 2907 Lion Robotics, which made the cut at the school’s qualifying event on Feb. 26. Team 2907 is ranked 20th in the PNW District.
The FIRST Robotics competitions are an annual event that challenges high school students to become more involved in technology and science by designing a robot to perform a specific task.
This year’s game, called Recycle Rush, simulates litter recycling and pickup.