BRISTOL — Operation PEACCE Robotics recently won the “Engineering Inspiration Award” when they brought their robot, Hailstorm, to a First Robotics competition in Massachusetts.
The award celebrates “outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.”
“In order to win this award, a team had to make significant strides in getting the First Robotics message out to the community by developing and running youth teams, engaging in community events and reaching out to the public,” explained Elaine Pelizzari, team mentor. “Our aggressive recruiting efforts and growth as a team seemed to win the judges over and our kids are enormously proud of their accomplishment. They are wearing their medals all over town.”
“Winning this award was overwhelming to be honest,” said Carol Pelizzari, chief of sponsor relations and Elaine Pelizzari’s daughter. “It was the first time our team won an award
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