Robotics Team Competes at Worlds

Article Published: 05/09/2017

The end of April brought the final competition of the season for EHOVE Career Center’s robotics team, the Mavericks #2252, and it was a big one.  The Mavericks competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis from April 26-29.  

More than 83,000 students on 3,336 teams from 25 countries competed during the 2017 season.  EHOVE’s Mavericks finished 18th of 66 teams who qualified to attend the World Championships, with an event record of 7-3.

Team Mentor Jim McIntyre, who also teaches EHOVE’s Engineering Tech and Industrial Tech programs said the Mavericks’ robot was the key robot in most of their matches.   “From our students who designed our robot to the ones who scouted our matches, we could not be prouder of how our kids performed this season!”

To see photos from the World Championships and the entire season, connect with the team at www.facebook.com/frc2252.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the team, please contact Jim McIntyre at 419-499-4663 x266 or jmcintyr@EHOVE.net.  Being an EHOVE student is not required to join.  Adults are also encouraged to join as mentors.

EHOVE’s team is also the House Team of NASA Plum Brook Station.  This formal arrangement will help NASA accomplish its mission to engage, inspire and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational outreach activities, while also providing the team with engineering mentors, tools and parts they may need and the ability to cover the cost of registration at FIRST Robotics events. 

In addition to NASA Plum Brook, many local businesses are also important contributors to the team’s success.  Sponsors that include Sierra Lobo, Bettcher Industries, Riley Contracting, Schlessman Seed, Sommers and O.E. Meyer also sponsor the team with funding which allows them to purchase necessary materials to build and maintain the robots each year. 

EHOVE’s Mavericks team is mostly comprised of several EHOVE students in the Engineering Tech and Industrial Tech programs but McIntyre said that many other types of students are welcomed to join including:  students from other EHOVE programs, students from other high schools in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties, and home schooled students. 

For more information about EHOVE’s robotics team or to find out how to join, please contact EHOVE’s high school office at (419) 499-4663 x0 or go to www.mavericks2252.net.