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Pearadox Places as Division Finalists in the 2019 FIRST World Championship
2019 Season Accomplishments
2019 Houston World Championships
Pearadox finished their season strong, making team history! Recently, Pearadox competed at the Houston FIRST World Championship, an international competition with over 400 teams being invited from all around the globe to compete at the event.
These teams are then divided into 6 different subdivisions. Pearadox competed in the Galileo subdivision, which included 67 teams from all around the world. Overall, they had a record of 11-5-0 the entire competition, placing 11th in Galileo and being selected by the 2nd seed alliance for playoffs.
They competed alongside their alliance partners: 4587 Jersey Voltage, 2468 Team Appreciate, and 4565 Skyline Robotics. Together, they were able to win the best of 3 quarterfinals and semifinals matches before losing to the 1st seeded alliance in the finals, ending the season as a subdivision finalist.
In addition to their performance, they were able to host their own event called Girl’s Get Together, where they invite professional women in STEM to talk about the future in science for girls. It hopes to encourage more girls to get into STEM careers and stay invested in them.
Alongside their STEM Savvy magazine (introducing girls to STEM) and Girls Gear Up event, where they hosted 20 Girl Scouts in their robotics facility, Pearadox truly has an unparalleled initiative for this underrepresented community.
Altogether, this has been a great year for the team in showcasing their skills in both technical and non-technical aspects. They’ve been a three-time finalist while earning many various awards including Excellence of Engineering and being a two-time winner of the Autonomous Award, which acknowledges the team’s skill in programming and engineering.
Along with that, they won the Engineering Inspiration Award honoring their efforts for spreading STEM into their community and schools. They also had a team member, Drew Moore, become a Dean’s List finalist (the most prestigious student award) at the World Championship.