NEWARK, NJ - The Livingston Lancer Robotics team won the Inspire Award in the New Jersey State Championships, “Garden State Rumble” on March 8 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The Lancers were also named the Finalist Alliance Captain and they set the record score for New Jersey FTC robotics.

In winning the Inspire Award, the LHS Lancer Robotics Team qualified for the FTC East Super Regional Championship from March 19-21 at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa. The competition will consist of 72 of the best teams from Maine to Virginia, all competing for a spot at the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. The Lancers look forward to competing on a national scale and hope to qualify for Worlds.
 
The First Tech Challenge is a robotics competition for students of grades seven-12, in which teams design, build, and program robots to compete. They also organize community outreach events to spread STEM education. The Inspire Award is the most prestigious award at FTC competitions, and it means that the team excels in all aspects of FTC, and serves as a role model team for others.

Lancer Robotics #3415 was also the captain of the Finalist Alliance. After going undefeated through their qualifying matches, they were placed first in their division and had the opportunity to choose other teams to compete with. The Lancers’s team consisted of a team from Bayonne, Hive Voltage, and a team from Westport, Conn., i²robotics. In one of their final matches, the Lancers set a high score record for New Jersey.