On Saturday, January 27, 2018, 15 middle school members of the Lego Robotics Team competed at a First Lego League qualifier tournament at Suny Polytechnic in Albany. The theme of this years tournament was HydroDynamics. CBA housed 2 teams – the CBA Bro Bots and the CBA Brick Brothers.  

Team Brick Brothers with their coaches-Mrs. Calderon, Ulderic Boisvert ’24, Mike Tan ’25, Asif Alam ’24, Chris Daus ’24, Will Douglass ’24, Chris Murphy ’23, Noah Ryan ’23, Dr. Andrade

Both teams prepared and delivered 3 presentations in front of a panel of judges. Their presentations included researching a problem and solution within the water cycle, Robot Design, and Core Values. First Lego League Core Values include Discovery, Inclusion, Gracious Professionalism and “Cooperition”, a term coined by FLL that combines Cooperation and Competition.  In addition to this, the boys built and developed computer programs to make a robot that they designed and built to run autonomously to complete tasks for a set point value.

Team Bro Bots-Mrs Calderon, Aidan Ryan ’25, Jaden Calderon ’24, Sean Hogan ’24, Giovanni Clary ’24, Nate West ’24, Alex Toop ’24. Not pictured-Thaddeus Mangione ’24, Kagame Rama-Munroe ’24

After several months of work, both teams performed extraordinarily and the CBA Brick Brothers brought home 1st place for Core Values! “It was a prideful moment for the team and CBA,” commented Coach Dr. Andrade.