The Manchester Machine Makers won the Think Award at the Vermont FIRST Tech Challenge Championship against more than two dozen other teams in the robotic design, build and program competition.
The Manchester team, which formed in 2019, won the Think Award, which is one of the competition’s seven judged awards that “primarily focuses on the team’s use of math and science to drive its engineering design process,” said Mike Cole, one of the team’s coaches. The Manchester team took second place in the same category last year.
The Manchester team members joined other area students from the Bennington and Hoosick, N.Y., areas to competed in this year’s Vermont FIRST Tech Challenge Championship, a competition that involves designing, building and programming robots to tackle scorable objectives.
The state championship, held electronically March 13, marked…