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STEM students take on Mayan Adventure, robotics challenge

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy Student Jeffrey Garcia reached the pinnacle of achievement in the Mayan Adventure stringbot challenge. Students in Randy Ohman’s robotics program designed, built and programmed robots to traverse a taught rope to avoid traps below. At the end of the run they were to drop a ball into a container, triggering a door to a secret chamber. The ball container appeared to be a large food can.

"Tough, but too easy for Jeffrey!" said Ohman. "He met the challenge of two successful drops in a row into a coffee mug, proud that the diameter was only half and the area a mere fourth of the large can."

Not to be outdone, Luke Recine, a fellow STEM student, followed suit into the ranks of the coffee mug achievers.

STEM students take on Mayan Adventure, robotics challenge

Jeffrey Garcia (foreground) with Luke Recine (back) show-off their robotics skills.

Posted on November 26, 2012