FIRST Tech Challenge Team #4220
Landroids, started as a neighborhood play date in August 2007 in the living room as the first FIRST team in Livingston, NJ and the founder team of Livingston Robotics Club, Landroids has since evolved into a nationally and internationally well known student robotics team.
Since its FIRST LEGO League (FLL) days, Landroids has participated and won various national and international science and robotics competitions. The team is extremely active in community outreach, regularly hosting three large exhibitions or outreach events each year. In its 4th season in September 2010, Landroids transitioned to the high school level FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), learning all new skills and progresses to work with larger robots.
The team is an advocate in mentoring and as a role model in promoting science, technology, math and engineering to the students around the world, and those who are interested in learning outside of the classrooms.
This is a highly competitive and hard working neighborhood team, made up of a group of friends who like to hang out with a focused goal. The team meets year round, 10 hours a week during the FLL days, at least 25 to 30 hours a week outside of school during the FTC years, spending a lot of time learning, doing independent projects, participate in college internships, or just snacking and playing together.
Coach: John Yeh (Robotics) and Pearl Hwang (Judging)
Members: Six 11th graders (for 2012-13)
Major Awards & Achievements (regional awards are not listed):
2007 NJ FIRST LEGO League 1st place State Champion (NJ)
2008 NJ FIRST LEGO League 1st place State Champion (NJ)
2008 FIRST LEGO League World Festival 2nd Place Robot Design, 3rd Place Robot Performance (International/Atlanta, GA)
2009 FIRST LEGO League US Open 1st place Champion’s Award, Battelle Founder’s Award, 1st place Robot Alliance Award (National/Ohio)
2009 NJ State FIRST LEGO League 1st place Robot Design Award (New Jersey)
2010 Grand Challenge Stories nominee (National)
2010 eCYBERMISSION 1st Place National 8th grade winner (National, Baltimore, MD)
2010 Google X PRIZE Moonbots 1st place international grand prize winner (Global)
2011 Delaware FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Inspire Award winner (DE)
2011 Hudson Valley FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Think Award (NY)
2011 NJ State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Innovate Award (NJ)
2011 eCYBERMISSION 1st Place NJ State 9th grade winner (National/NJ)
2011 Google Science Fair spotlight team and participants (Global)
2011 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Rockwell Collins Innovate Award (St. Louis, MO)
2011 X PRIZE Foundation Exploration Prize Group STEM education student ambassador spotlight team (Global)
2012 DE FIRST Tech Challenge Championship #2 Inspire Award
2012 NJ State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship #1 Inspire Award
2012 PA State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship PTC Award
2012 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship #1 Inspire Award (highest honor), World Finalist Alliance Captain, Edison Division Winning Alliance Captain (St. Louis, MO)