The Chairman's Award is the FIRST Robotics Competition's most prestigious award. The award honors the team that best represents a model for other FIRST Robotics Competition teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The Chairman's Award helps keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition on the goal of inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology.
In 2000, the Bomb Squad won the Championship Chairman's Award and became a member of the FIRST Robotics Competition Hall of Fame. With just 23 students on the team, the Bomb Squad was able to gain support from their community through their community service projects and outreach programs that would ultimately help spread the message of FIRST.
Below is a summary of our 2000’s Chairman submission.