The Itkan Institute of Technology (formerly known as Marvels) program was developed by Dr. Mohamed Ebeida, a reasearch scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, in New Mexico in 2016 and the underlying teams won more than 25 trophies during this short period including winning the NM regional last year. Recently, Dr. Ebeida moved to Dallas and started a new journey with The Marvels of EPIC, and MAS, the first Muslim community robotics teams in Dallas. Whereas, since last September "two months ago", They have progressed massively in their knowledge of programming, building, 3D modeling, and marketing robots. They are looking to spread STEM to youth around the world. Their mission goes past robotics; it is about inspiring and getting ahead of the future. Additionally, they look forward to spreading their knowledge to other communities of youth.

2021 Event Information

Event Date Venue
TX-North EP-League Meet 1 Saturday Nov 20th, 2021 EPIC
4700 14th St, Plano, TX 75074
TX-North EP-League Meet 2 Saturday Dec 18th, 2021 MAS
1515 Blake Dr, Richardson, TX 75081
TX-North EP-League Meet 3 Saturday Jan 8th, 2022 MAS
1515 Blake Dr, Richardson, TX 75081
TX-North EP-League Tournament Saturday Jan 15, 2022 Islamic Center of Irving
2555 Esters Rd, Irving, TX 75062

What is FTC?

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

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This Year's Challange

Each year, FTC comes up with a new challenge. This year, its Freight Frenzy. Teams and their robots must navigate on a 12 foot square plane by traversing barriers and racing against time to load and deliver essential items to those who need them most.

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FTC #19564 Results for 2021/22 Season

1. Inspire Award 1st place - EP-League
2. 1st selected team in winning Alliance - EP-League
3. Captain of Winning Alliance - Mecha-Paw-Looza Qualifier
4. Connect award 1st place - Mecha-Paw-Looza Qualifier
5. Control Award 2nd place - Mecha-Paw-Looza Qualifier
6. Qualified for NTX regionals in 5 different ways.
7. Connect Award 2nd Place TX-North- EP League Tournament.
8. Innovate Award Sponsored by Raytheon Technologies 2nd Place TX North-EP League.

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