Sunday, March 10, 2019

A FIRST Regional Competition

March 2 :: The first day of competition at the San Diego-Del Mar regional.
The pits. Sort of behind the scenes from the playing field, where each team has a dedicated space where they can tune, program, and repair their robot. It's also where team members are scheduled to meet and greet judges, answer their queries, and engage with visitors, and other teams.

Flip, the 2019 competition robot, designed and built for Destination Deep Space.

Bobbie W. and Maria~

Jana, Ben and Maria, ready to answer your questions.

Ido and Leslie came with Simon, Bex and Spencer. Here's Ido meeting the team that traveled all the way from Istanbul, Turkey.

He's hooked. Simon is looking forward to joining 2102 Team Paradox.

Ben, Maria and Amber~

Asa and Myron~

Maria with George S.~

George and Michelle~

Wayne, Nick, Matt~

Spirited Perry mascot, and Dean's list semi-finalist, David, with Maria~

Suat and Minghuey~

Alex J., alumni and mentor, with Maria~

Called to the field to receive one of the highest honors of the event, the Engineering Inspiration award. This award "celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community."

Besides playing through the semi-finals, 2102 Team Paradox earned a place at world Championships in Houston, and paid entrance by NASA.

Maria and Michael, rookies and freshmen.


The freshmen drive team and coaches.

Maria with all team president, Sarah P.

Jenna, marketing president.

Evan and Lucas~

Matt, alumni, founder, and mentor~

Congratulations, 2102 Team Paradox... Maria, great beginning!