Awards

At each event, awards are given to recognize certain teams for excellence. Some awards deal with engineering, while others are given for team actions such as team spirit. The most coveted award is the Chairman’s Award, which celebrates the team who best embodies the spirit of FIRST®. An award won at the Regional level qualifies the winning team to compete for the same award at the Championship event

Award Criteria

Our Awards

Charger Robotics has been fortunate to win many awards over the years. They are listed below.

Award Event Year
Regional Finalist Wisconsin Regional 2017
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Wisconsin Regional 2017
Regional Chairman’s Award St. Louis Regional 2017
Regional Winner St. Louis Regional 2017
Regional Finalist Wisconsin Regional 2016
Regional Chairman’s Award Wisconsin Regional 2016
Gracious Professionalism Award Rock City Regional 2016
Regional Chairman’s Award Queen City Regional 2015
Regional Dean’s List Finalist (Sarah Liedtke) Wisconsin Regional 2015
Volunteer of the Year Award (Kari Woods) Wisconsin Regional 2015
Regional Dean’s List Finalist (Aaron Sonnemann) Wisconsin Regional 2014
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Crossroads Regional 2014
Volunteer of the Year Award (Bruce Van Eyck) Wisconsin Regional 2013
Gracious Professionalism Award Wisconsin Regional 2013
Regional Chairman’s Award Lake Superior Regional 2013
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Lake Superior Regional 2013
Regional Chairman’s Award Wisconsin Regional 2012
Gracious Professionalism Award North Star Regional 2011
Engineering Inspiration Award Wisconsin Regional 2011
Regional Chairman’s Award North Star Regional 2010
Regional Finalist North Star Regional 2010
Regional Dean’s List Finalist (Matthew Kline) North Star Regional 2010
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award North Star Regional 2010
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Greater Kansas City Regional 2009
Woodie Flowers Finalist (Chris Paulik) Wisconsin Regional 2009
Judge’s Award Wisconsin Regional 2009
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award West Michigan Regional 2008
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Wisconsin Regional 2008
Delphi Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award Buckeye Regional 2007
Engineering Inspiration Award Wisconsin Regional 2007
Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control and Design Award Wisconsin Regional 2007
Regional Champion Wisconsin Regional 2007
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Wisconsin Regional 2006
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award St. Louis Regional 2006
Regional Champion St. Louis Regional 2006
Delphi Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award St. Louis Regional 2005
Engineering Inspiration Award St. Louis Regional 2005
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award Midwest Regional 2005
Regional Champion Midwest Regional 2005
Divison Finalist FIRST® Championship 2005
Regional Champion St. Louis Regional 2004
Judge’s Award Midwest Regional 2004
Autodesk Visualization Award Midwest Regional 2004
Woodie Flowers Finalist (John Budish) Midwest Regional 2004
Judge’s Award Midwest Regional 2002

Woodie Flowers

The Woodie Flowers award was inspired by Dr. Woodie Flowers, who is a Distinguished Advisor to FIRST®, and who helps create the FIRST® Robotics Competition game every year. This award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design, and recognizes mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills. The members of Team 537 choose the nominee from our team every year and submit an essay detailing why that mentor deserves the award.