April 15-29, 2020
FIRST Ladies Events
Central Missouri Regional
Greater Kansas City Regional
On February 27th through March 1st, LASER 3284 competed at the Greater Kansas City Regional at Lee's Summit North High School against 36 teams from 6 states. The team placed 5th overall and became the 4th seated alliance captain with their partners 525 and 5141. The alliance made it to semifinals where they had two hard fought matches against the 1st seated alliance. The team was also honored to win the UL® Safety Award and the prestigious Chairman's Award. Thank you to all who attended and cheered on LASER at their first regional of the season!
Camdenton LASER 3284 launched a global initiative to honor Dr. Woodie Flowers and to keep his ideals and core values alive and growing after his passing in late 2019. Dr. Flowers coined the two terms that are the ethos of FIRST robotics – Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®. LASER decided to honor Dr. Flowers after watching his celebration of Life as a team and talking about how he had affected students and the LASER team through FIRST. Members of 3284 had worked with Dr. Flowers as they developed the team’s code of ethics. Dr. Flowers had published the LASER 3284 Code of Ethics on his Mobius website. LASER 3284 posted on social media and asked teams to share pictures of their feet wearing Converse tennis shoes. Doing this on FRC kickoff day was a way to remind teams to start their 2020 season remembering to exhibit Gracious Professionalism throughout the season and to carry Dr. Flower’s core values with them in all that they do. Hundreds of teams posted photos on kickoff day to honor Dr. Flowers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. #WalkLikeWoodie was a huge success and LASER 3284 will be making it an annual event as a way to honor Woodie.