Carl Hayden Robotics Competed in FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted by Community Relations Department on 5/8/2013

The Carl Hayden Robotics team competed in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) International event in St. Louis, April 25-27, and posted a 5-3 record in qualifying rounds in Ultimate Ascent, where two alliances made up of three teams each try to score as many flying discs into their goals as possible during the two-minute and 15-second match. It wasn’t enough for the Arizona Regional champs, though, as the Falcons failed to advance past the qualifying rounds.  However, Coach Fredi Lajvardi was honored by FIRST  as a long-time supporter of the FIRST mission.  Lajvardi won the Woodie Flowers Award to recognize an outstanding engineer or teacher who best demonstrates teaching excellence in teaching science, math and creative design. 


Over 10,000 students and 650 teams from 37 countries competed in three levels of FIRST this year in St. Louis.