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Geovani Espinoza, Social Media Editor

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The weekend of March 30-31 the Da Vinci Robotics team 4201, The Vitruvian Bots, competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Ventura Regional robotics competition and managed to win multiple awards while they were there.

The Da Vinci Robotics team is composed of 42 members and 10 mentors from Da Vinci Science who are all working towards a similar goal. While competing, they managed to win the Chairman’s award for the second year in a row.

“We won the Chairman’s Award, which is the most prestigious award. It basically recognizes a team who exceptional brings the FIRST message to those in their community and is role model to other teams,” said Haley Tully a junior from Da Vinci Science who is on the robotics team. “We present our team to the community and how we bring STEM to the community and how we inspire the next generations of leaders and innovators”

However, the Chairman’s awards are not the only award team 4201 won that weekend. They also won the UL Star of the Day, it being their first safety award they’ve won in history. Safety is a priority, not an option.

“We won safety finalist for the first time, winning Woodie Flowers and Winning Chairman’s again, the team has never felt readier for Houston,” said Brandon Miller a junior on the robotics team

As well as both the Chairman award and safety award, team 4201 took home with them the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award.

“This is home, In our home, we have team 4201 The Vitruvian Bots where our mission is to make sure that every member of Team 4201 is being equipped with real-life problem-solving skills and real-world experience designing and creating a robot designed to conduct rigorous task,” said Monica Shinh a junior on the robotics team.

Interested in watching and learning more about The Vitruvian Bots? Check out their most recent Chairman video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOW1YPtCw6E

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