STA Robotics Excels at Competition
The STA Robotics Club recently participated in the BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) 2013 Robotics Competition in New Orleans. The Club is only in its second year of existence and is proud to have placed second in the gaming award, received the second highest number of points in the total competition, and placed third overall in the competition.
The BEST challenge? Using plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, an aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, a BRAIN (BEST Robotics Advanced Instruction Node programmable platform), and a micro-energy chain system, the team was challenged to design and build a functioning machine that can perform specific tasks within three minutes.
The result is a BEST middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as to inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
Congratulations to STA's Iron Falcons Robotics Team!
Pictured are: (seated) Nick Gagliano; (second row) Josh Husser, Tori Durand, Lindsey Dettwiller, and Samantha Clausen; and (back row) Patrick Laborde, Butch Bartels, Lester Savoie, and Sean Gipson.