Robot Name: Evolver

Another record-breaking season for Team Appreciate! Even before the release of FIRST STEAMWORKS, we began training more students than ever before in our brand-new shop/classroom facility. After a frantic six weeks of build season, we attended three regionals and FIRST Championships – Houston. We fought hard in the pit, on the field, and in the Chairman’s presentation room, helping us win two blue banners (Regional Finalist and Regional Chairman’s Award) as well as three new awards we’ve never won before: Gracious Professionalism Award, Imagery Award, and Championship Subdivision Finalist! In addition, we partnered with multiple new local companies and expanded our STEMConnect, SACOT, and FIRST> Signing Day programs (see Outreach tab). Overall, it’s been an exciting and rewarding season, and we’re already looking forward to next year!

Competitions and Awards


Hub City Regional
March 1 – March 4, 2017

Lubbock, TX

  • Gracious Professionalism Award
  • Regional Quarterfinalist

Dallas Regional
March 8 – March 11, 2017

Dallas, TX

  • Regional Chairman’s Award
  • Regional Winner
  • FIRST Dean’s List Finalist (Shrey Majmudar)

Silicon Valley Regional
March 29 – April 1, 2017
San Jose, CA

  • Regional Quarterfinalist
  • Imagery Award

Championships – Houston
April 19 – April 22, 2017
Houston, TX

  • Roebling Subdivision Regional Finalist

Indiana Robotics Invitational
July 14 – July 15, 2017
Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, IN
Robot Roundup
July 28 – July 29, 2017
Vandegrift High School, Austin, TX

  • Quarterfinalist