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SWE and FROS co-host FIRST® LEGO League Regional Qualifier

Columbus, Ohio (December 7, 2019) – The second annual FIRST® LEGO League regional qualifier hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and FIRST® Alumni and Robotics at Ohio State (FROS) was held on The Ohio State University’s campus. This year’s event was held on December 7th at Hitchcock Hall and was the beginning of an exciting partnership between the two student organizations. We recruited most of our volunteers from these two on-campus organizations in addition to Engineers Without Borders. We would like to give a huge thanks to all of our volunteers who truly made this event possible. 
We were able to host 19 teams at our event and advance 9 teams to the FIRST LEGO League Dublin Robotics Boosters District Tournament on January 11th at Jerome High School. In addition to our 2nd place Champions Award winner, 34278 City of Angels, and our 1st place Champions Award winner, 31144 Mechanical Masterminds, the following teams earned advancement slots from our event: 
32894 The Incredibles
45932 The Endermen
30271 Our Lady of Peace Tigers
45931 Bexley Bubble
46368 Stranger STEMers
48087 Unicorn Puppies
30610 DAWG City
In addition to our advancing teams, we awarded the following awards to our teams, coaches, and volunteers:
Volunteer Award - Sarah Shaffer
Coach/Mentor Award - Vedu Hariths
Coopertition Award - 34278 City of Angels
Breakthrough Award - 32894 The Incredibles
Engineering Excellence Award - 30271 Our Lady of Peace Tigers
Rookie All-Star Award - 30610 Dawg City
Motivate Award - 11587 Eagle Robotics Dream Zebras
Innovation Project Award - 46368 Stranger STEMers
Robot Design Award - 49045 League of Legos
2nd Place Robot Performance Award (280) - 45932 Bexley Robo Retrievers
1st Place Robot Performance Award (285) - 31144 Mechanical Masterminds
Coopertition Award - 34278 City of Angels
Core Values Award - 48087 Unicorn Puppies
Overall, our tournament went great! And we are so excited to expand our tournament next season and continue to inspire and connect more volunteers and teams! More information about the event can be found on O-H!
- Written by Alex Ronnebaum