Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 06 2014

NRG’s special visitor at the 2014 Where Is Wolcott Robotics Event

On June 14th the Gearheads competed in the 2014 Where is Wolcott robotics event.  It was a beautiful day and NRG was busy trying out possible new drive team members. The team agrees that the best part of the day was the special visitor from New Hampshire named Luke who joined the 4055 Gearheads for the day.  It was Luke’s 10th birthday and he wanted to see robots.  His grandparents drove him to Wolcott, CT to see robots at the event.  NRG’s passion for the younger generation to become involved in science and technology kicked right in and Luke was given royal treatment.  He had a tour of the robots in the pits, he stood with the drivers during a match, Jack Kentfield made a special announcement to the crowd and presented last years Frisbee game piece that was signed by the entire team and Luke helped pick our alliance team as a junior team captain. NRGLuke2NRGLuke3NRGLuke4 NRGLuke1

NRG 4055 went on to finish the day by winning the 2014 Where is Wolcott event with their alliance members, Team Gus 228 and Team Operation P.E.A.C.C.E 3461.

Jul 06 2014


The Northwestern Robotics Gearheads (NRG) along with alliance members; Shelton Gaelhawks 230 and South Windsor Bobcats 177 won first place at the New England FRC Region Championship in Boston, Mass. Team NRG 4055, sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, Whiting Mills LLC and Northwestern High School, competed in three Connecticut District events in March. The team won second place in two of the three events along with the prestigious Gracious Professionalism Award (Johnson &
Johnson) , the Quality Award (Motorola) and the Entrepreneurship Award (Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers) on two competition levels (District and Region Championship). These remarkable accomplishments propelled this amazing three-year-old team to the FRC World Championship in Saint Louis, MO which took place April 23 through 26. NRG 4055 was one of 400 robotics teams from all over the world competing for the world championship title. The team finished in 21st place of the 100 teams in their division. FIRSTNewEnglandChampions2014