The Browning Ultro robotics team qualified for the NYC Supers by winning the FIRST "Rover Ruckus" qualifier tournament against 29 teams! This is the greatest achievement for the robotics team to date. The name "Ultro means "of one's own mind" in Latin, a play off the boys' mission toward autonomous programming.
Robotics faculty advisor Aaron Grill reported, "This was a big win for the program. Another significant achievement today includes being awarded third place in the Inspire Award. Inspire Award placement is considered more valuable than winning the competition, as it represents the values of FIRST such as gracious professionalism, motivating students to learn robotics, connecting with the STEM community, a positive and inclusive team and engineering design documentation. The boys also won the Control Award, which celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to increase the robot’s functionality on the field."