Posted Thursday, February 14th, 2019

PROJECTS REQUIRED CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SPACE TRAVEL PROBLEMS

The Morris County Freeholders welcomed a group of bright young students from Parsippany and Montville Wednesday night to congratulate them for their accomplishments in the 2018 First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition.

These youngsters, who attend six different schools in Parsippany and Montville, participated in the STEM-based, science and technology competition that introduces young people to science and technology in a competitive atmosphere. The basis of FLL is a robotics tournament in a cheerful atmosphere where kids solve missions with the help of a robot built using Lego Technic and EV3 software.

Freeholders pose with two robotics teams.

Morris County Freeholders welcomed two teams of bright young students from Parsippany and Montville Wednesday night to congratulate them for their accomplishments in the 2018 First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition.

This year’s theme was “In to Orbit,” focusing on creating an innovative solution to solve a problem related to long distance space travel. The teams designed, built and programmed an autonomous robot to compete in the “Robot Game,” which compromised many missions related to space travel.

Freeholders Award County Certificates to Youth Robotics Teams from Parsippany and Montville“We congratulate these young people on their skills in science and technology,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Heather Darling. We are proud of your persistence and creativity in solving these missions in the robotics competitions and your success in the tournament.”

Darling is a Freeholder Board liaison to County College of Morris and the Morris County School of Technology, which collaborate on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education programs at the college.

Freeholders Award County Certificates to Youth Robotics Teams from Parsippany and Montville

Freeholder Deputy Director Heather Darling talks with members of the Hyper Circuits team before the awards ceremony.

The two teams, the Robo-Rockets and Hyper Circuits, were among several teams from Morris County competing in the 400-team state competition; 80 teams advanced to the championship round. Take a look at the competition and the Freeholder Board’s awards event.

The all-girls Robo-Rockets Team, in the state competition, won First Place for Robot Mechanical Design and placed 13th out of 80 teams overall in the robot competition. In the qualifying round at Mount Olive High School, the girls won First Place in Project Research that required them to design a solution to build a space station at a Lagrange Point in space to mine asteroids for fuel and water.

 

Members of the all-girls Robo Rockets – Team 34957

Anisha Mulinti   – Valley View Elementary School, Montville

Anika Parasher  –  Robert Lazar Middle School, Montville

Anika Bijala  –  Robert Lazar Middle School, Montville

Aashna Rudravajhala – Valley View School, Montville

Sreenidhi Narisetti – Hilldale Elementary School, Montville

Sara Deodhar  – Lake Hiawatha Elementary School, Parsippany

Coaches: Chandhra Mulinti of Montville and Milind Deodhar of Parsippany

 

The all-boys Hyper Circuits Team placed Third Overall in the robot competition. In the qualifying round at Sparta Middle School, the boys won First Place in Robot Design that focused on creating a solution to help astronauts sustain life on Mars.

Members of the all-boys Hyper Circuits – Team 31773

Tanish Jawadekar –  Robert Lazar Middle School, Montville

Sam Bhat  – Brooklawn Middle School, Parsippany

Ronak Patel  – Central Middle School, Parsippany

Aarav Mulinti  –  Robert Lazar Middle School, Montville

Kavin Sawant  – Brooklawn Middle School, Parsippany

Apurva Parasher  –  Robert Lazar Middle School, Montville

Aarjun Bodade  – Central Middle School, Parsippany

Coaches: Chandhra Mulinti of Montville and Sachin Sawant of Parsippany