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.

AwardEventYear
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardWisconsin Regional2018
Gracious ProfessionalismSeven Rivers Regional2018
Regional FinalistWisconsin Regional2017
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardWisconsin Regional2017
Regional Chairman’s AwardSt. Louis Regional2017
Regional WinnerSt. Louis Regional2017
Regional FinalistWisconsin Regional2016
Regional Chairman’s AwardWisconsin Regional2016
Gracious Professionalism AwardRock City Regional2016
Regional Chairman’s AwardQueen City Regional2015
Regional Dean’s List Finalist (Sarah Liedtke)Wisconsin Regional2015
Volunteer of the Year Award (Kari Woods)Wisconsin Regional2015
Regional Dean’s List Finalist (Aaron Sonnemann)Wisconsin Regional2014
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardCrossroads Regional2014
Volunteer of the Year Award (Bruce Van Eyck)Wisconsin Regional2013
Gracious Professionalism AwardWisconsin Regional2013
Regional Chairman’s AwardLake Superior Regional2013
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardLake Superior Regional2013
Regional Chairman’s AwardWisconsin Regional2012
Gracious Professionalism AwardNorth Star Regional2011
Engineering Inspiration AwardWisconsin Regional2011
Regional Chairman’s AwardNorth Star Regional2010
Regional FinalistNorth Star Regional2010
Regional Dean’s List Finalist (Matthew Kline)North Star Regional2010
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardNorth Star Regional2010
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardGreater Kansas City Regional2009
Woodie Flowers Finalist (Chris Paulik)Wisconsin Regional2009
Judge’s AwardWisconsin Regional2009
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardWest Michigan Regional2008
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardWisconsin Regional2008
Delphi Driving Tomorrow’s Technology AwardBuckeye Regional2007
Engineering Inspiration AwardWisconsin Regional2007
Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control and Design AwardWisconsin Regional2007
Regional ChampionWisconsin Regional2007
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardWisconsin Regional2006
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardSt. Louis Regional2006
Regional ChampionSt. Louis Regional2006
Delphi Driving Tomorrow’s Technology AwardSt. Louis Regional2005
Engineering Inspiration AwardSt. Louis Regional2005
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship AwardMidwest Regional2005
Regional ChampionMidwest Regional2005
Divison FinalistFIRST® Championship2005
Regional ChampionSt. Louis Regional2004
Judge’s AwardMidwest Regional2004
Autodesk Visualization AwardMidwest Regional2004
Woodie Flowers Finalist (John Budish)Midwest Regional2004
Judge’s AwardMidwest Regional2002

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.