Nottingham Takes Top Prize at VEX Robotics Competition

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Students from Nottingham High School took the top prize at the Central New York VEX Robotics competition at the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse.

Team “Chico-Bot’’ won the Excellence Award and earned the right to compete in April with teams from all over the world at the VEX Robotics Competition Worldwide Championship in Anaheim, Calif.  Bryan English, a technology teacher at Nottingham, won the Volunteer of the Year Award.

“Chico-Bot’’ also shared the tournament champions award with two teams from Frazer Middle School: Team “Indubitably’ and team “I Pink I Can.’’ Team Indubitably also won this years Design Award. In addition, team “Golden Phoenix’’ from H.W. Smith, won the Judges Award.

The Syracuse City School District teams competed against 30 teams from throughout Central New York. They were required to use VEX robotics to place sacks in different areas of a field to earn points.  In order to prepare for the competition the student teams worked together to design and build a robot using the VEX Robotics Design System. This required students to apply what they’ve leaned about science, technology, engineering and math in order to build the machines. They also had to utilize good communications, project management and teamwork skills.

Students from Lincoln and Danforth schools, and Corcoran and Fowler high schools also competed and received awards during the competition.