WHO IS FTC 5795?
5795 is the third of four FTC teams sponsored by ECG Robotics in Greensboro, NC and was founded in 2013 as a team of freshmen who were interested in exploring the opportunities that FIRST had to offer. As our team name suggests, we are never afraid to go Back to the Drawing Board. Each year bring new robot designs and redesigns, outreach and more outreach, and both long-term and short-term goals. This year our team gained 3 new members, each bringing new ideas and perspectives, and the team is currently comprised of 4 freshmen, 1 sophomore, 8 juniors, and 1 senior. Currently, Taha Haveliwala serves as Team Captain, Sanvi Korsapathy serves as Marketing and Engineering Notebook Lead, Rithika Jonnalagadda as Treasury Lead, and Arshi Das as Outreach Lead.
In our Rookie Season, 2014 BLOCK PARTY! 5795 won their first award with the Control Award at the Southern Guilford Qualifier. In 2015 CASCADE EFFECT, 5795 won as part of the 2nd Place Alliance Team. 2016 started 5795’s 3 year Worlds’ attendance. During FIRST RES-Q, 5795 won the Inspire Award at all qualifiers and the state competition. 5795 was also the Finalist Alliance 2nd Pick at States and and Winning Alliance 2nd Pick at Southern Super-Regional. Advancing to Worlds, 5795 also placed 30th in the Edison Division as well as Top 2% Overall. In 2017 VELOCITY VORTEX, 5795 won both the Think Award as well as the Inspire Award at all qualifiers and the state competition. At Southern Super-Regionals, 5795 won 2nd Place Inspire along with the 1st place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award. In Worlds, 5795 was a Promote Award and PTC Design Award Finalist and placed 13th out of 52 teams in their division.
5795 believes the future of the world is in STEM and this year we are placing a focus on outreach within our community, especially to those who don’t have access to STEM programs near them. We began a program at our local libraries this year where we bring STEM and FIRST to kids around the country, especially kids in underprivileged neighborhoods. We hosted a Spectacular Space One-Day program at the Kathleen Clay Library, with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stations centered around space to foster a love for STEM in young people around the Triad. We’ve also been working more closely with students at different schools, going around to clubs at elementary schools and middle schools to teach them about robotics and demo our new R2D2! We also worked this A&T University this year to lead an FLL summer camp — alongside FTC 14828 Crypto Cardinals — for 2 weeks, teaching youth to not only build and program robots with a final competition, but also give back to their community in a food drive.