The Zone Zeal was one of the few years that the team completely revamped their design mid-build season.  What started off to be a single goal capturing ball feeding robot morphed into a double goal grabbing design with two secret weapons; a fith-wheel to allow the robot with its captive goals to spin, and pneumatic activated feet to hold it in place.  Along with a philosophy of continuous improvemt at each regional 230 ended up with a highly effective goal contoling machine with a double strike end-zone scoring capability with it scissor gates.  This work paid off.  230 was an Archimedes Finalist missing Einstein by only inches with one of the end-zone scoring mechanisms.

2002 was also the first year the the team Engineering Mentors created the Engineers Scholarship Award.  This award entirely financed by the Engineers themselves with no outside donations was created to help the teams top college bound student with a monatary award of 00.


Crystal Abbott Matt Alyward Jen Arsen Chuck Baugh
Chris Bertucio David Chapman John DiBiasi Robert Duguay
Sergei Golos Stephen Gomes Bob Hagh Katherine Harris
Dave Hiscock David Holden Soren Ibsen Claire Luckachina
Kevin Lundberg Kyle Mosher Chris Parrs Mike Persico
Brett Rocheleau Fred Samoskevich Chris Sawyer Brian Spinetti
Steve Symski Anne Szeker Brian Taronjii Jennifer Vogl
Dave Wickers Brian Yarsawich Kimberly Zito  


Tracy Hussey John Niski Lou Schmecker Helen Scully
Kerry Taylor Dale Bailey


Jim Alston Charles Baugh John Gomes Steve Kline
Jack Luckachina Bob Lundberg Herman Szeker Henry Voegeli
Richard Vogl Scott Wurms Paul Zito


Kevin Alyward Susan Alyward Rebecca Baugh Barbara Bertucio
Kathy Dugay Nancy Gomes Robert Harris Emily Harris
Mary Jo Zito

2002 Events

  • SBPLI Long Island Regional – Suffolk County Community College West Campus, Brentwood, NY March 14-16, 2002

o   Delphi “Driving Tomorrow’s Technology”

o   Regional Quarter-finalist

  • UTC New England Regional – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT April 4-6, 2002

o   Xerox Creativity

o   Regional Quarter-finalist

  • The Championship Event – Walt Disneyworld Epcot, Orlando, FL April 25-27, 2002

o   Archimedes Division Finalist

Team Awards

  • Founder’s Award – Szeker Engineering, Inc.
  • Talon Award – Anne Szeker
  • Unsung Hero Award – Jen Vogl / Chris Bertuccio
  • Spirit Award – Fred Samoskevich
  • Best Driver Award – Dave Wickers
  • Engineer’s Award – Dave Wickers
  • Engineers’ Scholar – Chris Bertuccio

Community Events

  • 2nd Annual Gaelhawks Dinner & Auction, Shelton High School, Shelton, CT November 30, 2001
  • Read Across America – Sheltion CT February 25-29, 2002
  • Special Olympics of Connecticut – Yale University, New Hven, CT June 1-2, 2002
  • Relay for Life – Shelton High School, Shelton, CT June 22, 2002

Off-Season Competitions

  • 3rd Annual Bash@theBeach – Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme, CT August 18, 2001

   o   Grace Under Pressure Award

  •          UTC Scrimmage – Suffield High School, Suffield, CT
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