Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kauaibots Travel to California This Week for Regional Tournament

Mentors and students of the Kauaibots team will be traveling to California this week to compete in the FIRST Robotics Central Valley Regional Tournament at Madera South High School in Fresno, CA.

The team includes high school students from all over Kaua‘i. Representing Island School at the competition are Deanna Sloger (Grade 12) and David Harris (Grade 12). Good luck Kauaibots!

The State competition will be held on March 28 at the UH Stan Sheriff Center.

Their website states the following about the FIRST Robotics program:
The varsity sport for the mind,” Kauaibots, Kauai’s FIRST Robotics Competition team, combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Students get to:
checkbox blue Learn from professional engineers
checkbox blue Build and compete with a robot of their own design
checkbox blue Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
checkbox blue Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
checkbox blue Earn a place in the World Championship
checkbox blue Qualify for over $11 million in college scholarships