CSP Space Cadets (FIRST Lego League)
In 2019, we started a new FLL team for fifth through eighth grades. The team was successful in the first year, progressing to the State tournament. It made the move into the second year easier. Going into the second year, more than half of the team had aged out of FLL so we had two students return and the rest of the team was new. We were fully coached and mentored by FRC team members, which made our team set more reasonable goals.
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE TEAMS
In the fall of 2019, CSP launched three FIRST Tech Challenge teams in the "Junior Varsity" model. The Columbus High School Space Devils, the Ecliptic Female team, and a non-specific MCSD team called the AstroBots. These teams competed as part of the Brookstone district. At the regional level competition, all three teams were part of the playoffs, and the Space Devils and Ecliptic teams both qualified for State competition. All three teams were mentored by FRC students and mentors. The teams will continue to be used as a Junior Varsity model for FRC, and CSP will be managing a second FTC District in Columbus.