Alabama State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship

For the ninth consecutive year, the AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter in Huntsville, Alabama, was one of the major sponsors for the Alabama State Fist Tech Challenge (FTC) team and many of the competition teams in attendance. This year FIRST (Alabama) hosted their inaugural Alabama State FTC Championship in Huntsville, AL, with 24 middle school/high school competition teams from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and West Virginia. The top two teams move on to the Regional Championship in Atlanta, GA.  According to Sheryl Darrow (FTC Affiliate Partner) “Over the years, AUVSI Pathfinder has been one of our major sponsor and has purchased most of the equipment we are using.” In previous years they have used the funding to purchase the competition cages and this year the $1,500 AUVSI Pathfinder grant was used to purchase a new projector.