RAMTEC Coordinator Ritch Ramey honored by Lt. Gov. Husted at NRC

A very special year at the National Robotics Challenge this year. Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Engineering Instructor Ritch Ramey received the Hannemen Award at the ceremony the closing awards ceremony. He was very surprised by the award and the recognition from Governor Mike Dewine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted. Lt. Gov. Husted spoke at the awards event.

 

Ritch Ramey is one of the founding members of the NRC Committee.  Ritch, Ed Goodwin, and Tad Douce started making plans to host the NRC in Marion, Ohio on the return trip from the SME Robotics Challenge in Rochester, NY.  Ritch has been a visionary from the very beginning of this endeavor.  Whenever things seemed impossible, Ritch has found ways to get judges, community members, and even corporations like Honda involved in the event.  Ritch’s experience with the NRC and his prowess as a pre-engineering educator, helped launch the Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) on the Tri-Rivers Career Center Campus.  ​RAMTEC is the first training facility of its kind in the State of Ohio,  ​partnering directly with business and industry to provide industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing skills and industrial certifications to high school and adult students.  We are looking forward to his continued involvement in the NRC and robotics education.

More than 1300 participants from 9 states and 2 countries competed last weekend at the National Robotics Challenge at our Marion Fairgrounds Veteran Memorial coliseum. Thirty-one students and staff members from the RAMTEC Engineering Technologies program were there. 

The Engineering Technology Winners from this weekend were:

  • Gold Medal Pick n Place Robotics contest is; Kyle Hook, Riley McElroy and Matt Moser
  • Silver Medal Pick n Place Robotics Medal Winners were Kaity Bender, Cheyanne Thomas and Brandon Levering
  • Silver Medal Pick n Place Robotics Medal Winners were Justin Brown, Justin Hix and Evan Backensto
  • Inter activity Challenge Silver medal winner was Nathan Neville
  • The Ant Weight Combat Robot Silver winning team was Austin, Kyle and Kevin Wade.
  • The team Silver Medal Pick n Place Robotics Medal Winners Kaity Bender, Cheyanne Thomas and Brandon Levering won the Honda Innovation Award for best teamwork!