The King’s Christian Academy is proud to announce that their Upper School Robotics Team, Zinc Iridium, captured the coveted Design Award at the VEX Robotics Mid-Atlantic Championship, held March 9th, 2013 in Westminster, MD. This prestigious award qualifies the team to participate in the Vex World Championship, which will be held in Anaheim, California from April 17-20, 2013. The VEX World Championship is host to the elite of robotics teams from across the nation and around the world, and will include top teams from over 350 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments.
The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management and team organization. This victory comes on the heels of Zinc Iridium’s FIRST Tech Challenge Maryland State Tournament win, where they were members of the winning alliance. Overall this season, Zinc Iridium has won five judged awards, was a finalist for three others, and has been in the elimination rounds at almost every tournament in which we have competed.
Zinc Iridium would like to thank our corporate sponsors, The Joey A. Miller Foundation, Spaulding Consulting, Precise Systems and Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation for making this very successful season possible. Their generous funding provides for the robot parts, equipment, travel, and registration fees necessary to compete in the robotics arena. Should your organization or company be interested in becoming a corporate sponsor of these future engineers, please contact The King’s Christian Academy online at www.kingschristianacademy.org or call 301-994-3080.