Earlier this month, Dunwoody College of Technology gave out three Outstanding Engineering & Design Awards at the Minnesota State High School Robotics Championship on Saturday, which was held at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus.
Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing E.J. Daigle judged each of the 32 teams and selected 3 teams for a new award, which recognizes robotics teams that exhibit unique engineering and/or design solutions. The award acknowledges that while winning the tournament is a major achievement, innovation can from creative thinking, experimentation, failure and budgetary and/or engineering constraints.
The award was given to FIRST Robotics Team 2530 Inconceivable from Rochester, Team 4009 Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) from Duluth Denfeld, and Team 3055 Furious George from Austion. Winning teams received both a trophy and cash prize of $500 for the team to use for materials, training and other costs to compete in future years.
Dunwoody has been a friend and sponsor of Minnesota State High School League’s FIRST Robotics competition for several years, but this is the first year that the College has given out an award.
Dunwoody Students Tylor Klish (Welding) and James Olson (Automated Systems & Robotics) staffed a table at the tournament and told interested students and parents about Dunwoody programs and promoted this summer’s STEM Camp.