This weekend, Saturday, March 9th, your BuffSciBorgs will be competing at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in the FIRST Regionals Championship games. All are welcome! Come cheer us on!
Alden High School graciously invited our team to come to their lab and work on our robots. Thank you Alden for your generous hospitality!
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January 17, 2019: We received an email yesterday that the Regionals may be postponed due to the weather. Utica, NY is expecting up to one foot of snow on Saturday and an additional 3 to 5 inches on Sunday. Hopefully the weather will change and this snow will get postponed instead of Regionals. We have our fingers crossed!
January 8, 2019: Thank you so much to Stanley Black & Decker for the wonderful donation of power tools! We will put them all to good use!
We're Going to Regionals!
December 15, 2018: The BuffSciBorgs won the Motivate Award and are going to the Regional Championships in Utica, NY on January 20th!
December 15, 2018: Our very own Rexx Paddock was nominated as a semi-finalist for the FIRST Dean's List! Congratulations, Rexx!
Sauquoit Valley, New York
December 2, 2018: The BuffSciBorgs competed at the Sauquoit Valley FTC Qualifier on December 2, 2018. We did not do so well as our hook did not work as we wanted it to and we had some coding issues. Hopefully we will get the bugs worked out for Rochester in two weeks!
Sauquoit Valley Set Up
December 1, 2018: The BuffSciBorgs were honored to be able to assist Ms. Betz in setting up the gym for our FTC Qualifier.
September 30, 2018: Thank you so much to Nichols School for inviting us to your strategy and design session! The BuffSciBorgs truly appreciate your knowledge and assistance!
September 27, 2018:
Mr. Gee teaching strategy and design cards for the Engineering Book
Mr. Thomas Kubiniec teaching the basics of coding for our FTC robot
September 25, 2018: We received word that we have a new sponsor! Mrs. Tina Prygon from United Healthcare is now supporting our team! Thank you so much, Mrs. Prygon, for your generosity!
September 14, 2018: Having fun with our new FTC bot frame...
September 13, 2018: Our BuffSciBorgs are pleased to welcome Mr. Kevin Gee as a new mentor! Mr. Gee has his masters in electrical and computer engineering and is currently pursuing his masters in Physics education at Buff State. At our last Thursday club meet, Mr. Gee gave an overview of engineering management as it applies to robot competitions. It was very informative and gave us many ideas on how to approach our game this year. Thank you, Mr. Gee! Mr. Jeff Britton will also be mentoring us this year. He has been an invaluable source of information concerning things we need to do to successfully design our robot. Thank you, Mr. Britton! We are looking forward to working with you this year!
FTC Kick Off!
September 8, 2018: Our BuffSciBorgs went to Nichols School for their annual FTC Kick-Off Party. We watched the introductory video and gained a good understanding of what this year's game entails. A special Thank You to Nichols for inviting us!
August 17, 2018: Our BuffSciBorgs made an appearance at the Erie County Fair. We set up in the STEAM exhibit to show everyone our robot. A few of the younger Fair attendees took turns driving!
August 10, 2018: On August 16 and 17, the BuffSciBorgs will be at the Erie County Fair! We are joining Electric Mayhem, the FTC team from Nichols, to show off our little FTC robot. We will be in the Showplace Barn. Come see us and other local FIRST Robotics teams!
May 24, 2018: Our BuffSciBorgs are pleased to announce we took 1st and 2nd place in this year's ECC Tech Wars Battle Bots Competition!
Our primary bot, The Wrex Machine, took first place with its lawnmower blade of destruction. Our secondary bot, Sally, took second place with her spinning blade of ruin. At the end of the official matches, the cage was opened for a free-for-all match. The Wrex Machine was again victorious.
A great time was had by all!
Back: Icarian, Mr. Akyyev, Rexx, Jeremy, Ryan, Mahjabin
Front: Rezwana, Ms. Tabor
May 23, 2018: On May 24, 2018, our BuffSciBorgs will be competing in the Robotics Cage Match at Tech Wars. The competition is being held at Erie Community College, South Campus. Wish us luck!
May 17, 2018: Our BuffSciBorgs, in conjunction with our Drone Club, were honored to be a part of the Mini Maker Faire at the Charter School of Inquiry. Mr. Akyyev and Ms. Tabor accompanied Jeremy, Tyler, Isaiah, and Dallas with our drones and FTC robot. The young students and their parents were enthralled with our robot and drones, and the third grade teacher would like to bring her students here to our Makerspace for a short field trip. We would be pleased to have them!
Jeremy, Tyler, and Isaiah are members of the BuffSciBorgs, and Jeremy, Tyler, and Dallas are members of the Drone Club. We took with us our FTC robot and three drones for the kids to try out. A great time was had by all!
Thank you to Mr. Fetter, Principal of the Charter School of Inquiry, for the invite and welcome! We, with our robots and drones, are happy to be there whenever you'd like.
May 15, 2018: A small group of the BuffSciBorgs are looking forward to competing in Tech Wars at the Erie Community College South Campus on May 24, 2018. Our student member, Rexx, is currently working on the robot for the Robotics Cage Match. Wish us luck!
May 3, 2018: The BuffSciBorgs were proud to participate in this year's BETAS. Our team came in 3rd place in the initial matches. Our alliance finished in 4th place at the end of the evening. It was a wonderful chance to meet local vendors and organizations in the technology field.
Thank you so much to Nichols for inviting us to this event and to Sunnking for sponsoring our alliance!
Back: Ahsanul, Jeremy, Isaiah, Mr. Diakos, Ryan
Front: Rexx and Ms. Tabor
April 13, 2018: Every year, The BETAS (Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase) recognizes Western New York's organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation and implementation, workplace culture, and industry activism. (https://www.infotechwny.com/the-betas) This year, InfoTech WNY will be hosting the BETAS at Buffalo Riverworks, and your BuffSciBorgs have been invited to attend! Please join us on May 3, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the best and brightest in our Western New York community!
March 17, 2018: The BuffSciBorgs have continued their upward climb in the FIRST competitions. Over the last three years, we came in 46th, 41st, and 42nd out of 50 teams. This year, we climbed to 33rd place. We wish to thank Mr. Borzynski, Mr. Sen, and Mr. Akyyev for their unwavering support and assistance. A special thank you to Mr. Polat, our school Director, for making this program possible!
March 17, 2018 BuffSciBorgs at the
FIRST Robotics Competition at RIT
Back: Mr. Akyyev, Rezwana, Isaiah, Tanisha, Timothy, Zach, Sabrina, Ayrax, Ms. Tabor
Front: Lin, Laurent
March 14, 2018: Tonight we will take our robot to RIT for inspection to compete at the FRC Finger Lakes Regional Competition. Wish us luck!
February 7, 2018: We ran into a problem with the specifications on our last design and the arm ended up extending too far beyond the perimeter of the base of our robot. Our builders came up with another design and we are diligently rebuilding.
On March 14, 2018 through March 17, 2018, the BuffSciBorgs will be competing at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Finger Lakes FRC Regional. Join us and see what our robot can do! Contact Mr. Diakos or Ms. Tabor at 716.854.2490 for details.
Working on the robot for the upcoming FRC Regional.
The BuffSciBorgs are proud to announce they won the Judge's Award at the FTC Finger Lakes Qualifier on December 16, 2018.
Congratulations to Isaiah Brown, a semi-finalist for the FIRST Dean's List Award!
Working on the robot for FTC
On December 16, 2017, the BuffSciBorgs will be competing at St. John Fisher College in the Finger Lakes FTC Qualifier. Join us and see what our robot can do! Contact Mr. Diakos or Ms. Tabor at 716.854.2490 for details.
Sauquoit Valley Qualifier, December 3, 2017
Back row: Ryan, Jeremy, Isaiah, Ms. Tabor, Tanisha
Front row: Taris, Rezwana, and Mr. Diakos
April 13, 2017: The Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School was featured in an article by WBFO 88.7. Here is a link: