We are glad to report that the Technocats were one of four teams that qualified for the state robotics championship at Ole Miss on February 23, 2019. The Technocats finished second in the qualifying rounds but lost out in the elimination rounds. For the teamâs efforts, we won theÂ Rockwell Collins Innovate Award for robot design and, most importantly, finished in 3rdplace for the Inspire Award, an important advancement criterion. Teams advance based on three equally important criteria: how well the robot and team perform during the competition, the quality of the teamâs engineering notebook, and the teamâs interview with the judges. We feel fortunate to again advance to the state championship tournament; the teams in Mississippi keep getting better and better. Mannie Lowe, FIRSTÂ Program Manager for Mississippi,Â does a GREAT job of continually advancing robotics in this state.