Say Watt? (Team 3539) from Edison, NJ, represented the United States and won the Russian National FTC Championship on February 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. They won the Think award, Captain of the Winning Alliance, and Inspire award in order to qualify for the World Championship that will be held in April in St. Louis, Missouri. They competed against 14 teams from Russia, Romania, Mexico, and the US and were the winning alliance captain. In the process of winning the televised event, Say Watt? allied with the Russian Team 14 and had a high score of 504 points in the final match. Many of the team members attend the Middlesex Academy for Science, Math, and Engineering. Others attend JP Stevens and Metuchen High School. This will be the fourth year in a row that Say Watt? has attended the FTC world championship. The team designs, builds, and programs a robot to compete in a contest that is fought on a 12 foot by 12 foot enclosed plexi-glass field where four robots battle to score the highest number of points in this season’s challenge.
Team Members of Say Watt? win the Russian National FTC Championship on February 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. From left to right Frankie Carr, Tahrima Rahman, Jake Silverman, Ayushi Pathak, Yash Parekh, Ronit Sharma, Varun Gupta, Parag Sheth, and Colee Carr, Picture by Stella Carr.