Thomas Edison EnergySmart robotics teams members advance in state competitions

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School’s VEX IQ Team participated in the Rosa International Middle School VIQC Event in Cherry Hill on Saturday, Jan. 5. TEECS’ E-Smart Team Gagan Voonna and Levent Yildiz came in first place overall.

The E-Smart team from the Franklin-based school received three Awards: Design award, Teamwork award, and Excellence award.

Receiving the Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) qualifies E-Smart for the 2019 CREATE U.S. Open National Robotics Championship – VEX IQ – Elementary School Division, which will be conducted on April 1 at Mid-America Center, One Arena Way in Iowa.

In addition, on the same day, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School’s FTC High School Robotics team competed in the N.J. Qualifier conducted at the Liberty Science Center. TEECS’ team won three awards: Motivate Award, Winning Alliance Award and Inspire Award. This win advances TEECS’ team to the state championships to be conducted in March.