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Robotics team qualifies for their first VRC World Championship

During Robotics Club, sophomores David Meisinger and Rick Biswas build a robot that they competed with in local competitions. Freshman Joseph Britt notes that cooperation was an important factor in the team qualifying for worlds. “Our team is mostly new people, so it is pretty exciting that we were able to work together,” Britt said. “I really like the environment there, and we have been spending a lot of our weekends working on the bot. We aren’t fighting over jobs or fighting over who gets to do what or [over] what the bot should do. We are all able to work together and execute it as a team.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

At the beginning of the school year, Blue Brains, one of the schools four robotics teams, set various goals, including making it to state. After not only qualifying for state but winning the competition, they reached their final goal, something that the team had only joked about: qualifying for the  202...

Robotics and Soccer: how two students qualified for the world championship

After winning their competition, seniors Jason Yang and Ben Goff stand outside the venue, holding their trophy. The competition lasted for three days from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15. “This was an amazing experience, and I am glad we were able to compete,” Goff said. “I just like being able to come up with unique ideas and being able to design a robot and put them to test and see which ideas worked and which ones didn’t.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Hearts pounding, seniors Jason Yang and Ben Goff step up to compete during the National Robotics Competition in California. However, this was not just any robotics competition–it was a sports competition. Each team built their own team of robots that were specifically programmed to play soccer.  ...

Robotics team prepares for international tournament

Attending a meeting after school, sophomore Kunal Addagarla makes adjustments to their robot. Twisted Metal was not able to qualify for the 2019 Missouri State VEX Championship, but they will be newcomers at the CREATE US Open Robotics Championship displaying teams from across the U.S. and China. “I would say teamwork is very important because we have different roles to fulfill,

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

After not qualifying for the annual VEX Robotics Competition, senior and president Paden Davis and his team, Twisted Metal, are taking their talents to the CREATE US Open Robotics Championship April 4 to compete against international teams. Despite a small turnout at the beginning of the year, increa...

The Engineering Enclave provides autistic students first-hand experience in robotics

Junior Darrion Ward works on fixing an old projector to use the spare parts in the robotics class

Nico Stranquist, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

Entering its second year, The Engineering Enclave gives autistic students jobs to help run the robotics class, while providing first-hand experience and skills needed in the workforce. Clifford Amen, a Robotics and Engineering teacher, secured funding for the program in 2013. “This program teaches...

Robotics team prepares for upcoming contest

Senior Onika Martin works on her team's robot for the Oct. 24 contest.

Nico Stranquist, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

The robotics team is preparing for their first state-wide contest this year, hosted in Indianapolis on Oct. 24.

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