CALIFORNIA, PENNSYLVANIA - Partnered with a few other teams, Bridgwater-Raritan High School's Team 303 robotics team won the Greater Pittsburgh Regional competition March 22 through March 24, and secured a place to compete in the world championships in Michigan in late April.
The team took part in the regional competition with teams from across the nation, along with two international teams.
Competing with 51 other teams, Team 303 ranked second after qualification matches. The team then went on to win the event, along with Team 4027, Centre County 4-H Robotics and Team 6032, Pirate Robotics.
In addition to winning the competition, Team 303 won the Entrepreneurship Award for the second time in this competition season. The award recognizes a team that has a comprehensive business plan to aid in achieving team goals.
According to the team, the judges appreciated the team's well thought-out business plan, which also had a detailed contingency plan. The judges also admired the team's sensory initiative.
This year, Team 303 began hosting sensory friendly rooms at competitions, giving people a quiet place to wind down and relax.