January 2013 found Zinc Iridium starting out with our second Southern Maryland VEX League qualification play day. We went 6 and 2 again and remain in 4th place in the league. Congratulations to team 5977A, Angle Warriors of La Plata High School for mathematically clinching the number one seed in the league. Next and final play day is Feb 2nd.
January 12th took the team up to the US Naval Academy for our second FIRST Tech Challenge MD state qualifier. 3077 was 6-2 again ending up 7th in the rankings against some very tough other teams. We were picked by the fourth seed team to join their alliance but could not withstand the crush of the 1st seed alliance. However we did win the PTC Design Award and were also a finalist for the Rockwell Collins Innovate award, again.