On the weekend of April 29-30th, RamTech 59 traveled to Troy, New York to compete in the Ten80 National STEM League Finals. The team took an early bird flight in order to arrive at the event at 2 PM. Our first day was focused on pit setup, practice, and business pitches. They returned to the hotel to discuss strategy and plans for the races on the following day. The next day, the team arrived at the
RamTech took a trip to the school board meeting to showcase its famous engineering program. We showed numerous projects which ranged from our VEX IQ Summer Camps to our legacy of performance in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Our participation in events such as the Miami Heat STEAM day and the county fair were also presented. In exchange for diffusing our enlightenment in the areas of STEM, we received a proclamation for our magnet that recognised
On Wednesday, December 21st, RamTech participated in the Dadeschools Book Fair at Miami Coral Park. While we were there we presented the different activities and competitions that we compete in to the other schools and parents that were in attendance at the book fair. We were greeted by school board members Dr. Marta Perez and Dr. Lawrence Feldman. We are so thankful that we were given the opportunity to interact with the kids and parents
Water Tower Competition RamTech students place top 3 at Dade-County Water and Sewer Water Tower Competition. The students designed, built, and tested their water towers throughout the past several weeks and took them to competition this past Saturday, December 2nd, 2016. Needless to say, their towers performed above all, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Congratulations!
On November 6th, 2016, RamTech 59 attended Barnes and Noble West Kendall to take place in the Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire. A yearly event held by Barnes and Noble, the Mini Maker Faire is a chance for children of a young age to visualize and interact with activities within the STEAM field, whether it be building VEX Robotics Structures or seeing the science behind Drones. On November 6th, RamTech 59 took to the
On Saturday, October 22nd, RamTech competed at the offseason event, Mission Mayhem. At this offseason event, we brought rookies who had only just begun to practice with the robot. To prepare them for this competition, we put the drivers and operators through extensive driving courses, some taken out different course books such as Ten-80 or police driving manuals. We were able to test how they were able to drive for a set amount time, both
On Wednesday, October 19th, RamTech's ACE Mentor Program hosted a parent meeting to explain what the ACE Program entailed. This meeting was held by students, alumni, and mentors from Turner Construction. The RamTech ACE Mentor Program is so thankful for the alumni and mentors that are willing to donate their time to help our students.
On Monday, October 17th, we started holding driver tryouts and training for those who were interested in driving for the offseason event. This is able to give our underclassmen who normally wouldn't be able to drive the robot, the ability to drive and compete in an offseason event. Depending on how they compete at this offseason event could count as a factor in choosing our drivers for the 2017 FRC Challenge.
On Sunday, October 2nd, RamTech and Miami Coral Park hosted the Second Annual VEX Robotics Tournament at Coral Park. For the second year of the tournament, we opened it up to VEX IQ in addition to VEX EDR. At our tournament, we hosted over 45 VEX EDR Teams and over 15 VEX IQ Teams from around Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Though we were met with over 60 Teams, we were thankful that we had both
One of our head mentors, Marcos Vila and our President, Giovanni Balboa, went to FAU for the South Florida Mentor meeting to evaluate how the South Florida Regional went. We spoke on what we were going to improve for next year as well as what went well. We found that all Floridian teams are being sponsored $2000 towards registration provided by the State of Florida. As well as plenty of information on how to help