Roosevelt Robotics Team competes in regional contest
Students from Roosevelt High School competed in the South Texas First Robotics Regional Competition at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, where they placed 16th out of 63 teams (some as far away as San Luis Potosí, Mexico) in their rookie year. This was their Rookie year and missed 1st place Rookie Team by only 2 points.
Each team is put into a red or blue alliance in which team members change with each round. Each team must then shoot baskets into one of four goals on the field. Each team can score additional points by successfully balancing one or more robots on the mid field balance. The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®) is an annual competition that challenges high-school students –- working alongside professional Mentors from Rackspace Hosting and Instructors from the The Engineering Technologies Academy –- to design and build a robot of their own, and compete in a ‘Sport for the Mind™’ that measures the effectiveness of each robot, the power of teamwork and collaboration, and Gracious Professionalism™. Students build and program their own robots against a field of competitors and experience the excitement of science, engineering, technology and innovation.
Posted on May 31, 2012