Students Learn STEM Skills in Robotics Competition

     Published on 12/9/15   Tagged under:    District News   

Teams of SCSD students took part in the inaugural Fulton City Schools VEX Robotics Competition, playing the VEX Robotics game “Nothing But Net.”
Students worked together to build robots that could shoot foam balls into a high goal and a low goal worth varying points. Two teams worked together to score the most points possible, working in an alliance against two other teams.
Participants included Corcoran students TreAnthony King, Mara Nunez, Ryan Brown, Mark Rowlands (Team 5221 B), Tram La, Amy Nguyen, Shannon Phan and Eh Kler (Team 5221D), as well as students from Nottingham and H.W. Smith.
H.W. Smith teacher Scott English said students Hawi Ellemo, Abisage Nahumure (Team 6898), Farhiyo Osman, Roshika Sharma (Team 6898x) and Makhatub Hassan (Team 6898z) enjoyed the experience. Team 6898X even won the Tournament Champion Award, which qualifies them for the New York State Championship in March.
“It has been exciting watching the robotics program grow, and the students’ involvement has been growing as well,” he explained. “The students are already looking forward to the next competition!”
Nottingham students Fahim Rhamin (Team 5937A), Julian Velandia (Team 5937B), Nashett Usman, Tyrique Cundiff (Team 5937C) and Carlos Echenique (Team 5397D) also performed well, with Team 5937A winning the Design Award, qualifying them for the New York State Championship as well.
Great work to all students who participated!