SAISD Students Compete in Robotics Contest

January 28, 2020

San Angelo ISD teams had a strong showing at the 2019-2020 TCEA Area 15 Robotics Contest on Saturday, January 18.

Teams of fourth to twelfth graders from surrounding districts put their STEM, problem-solving, and robotics abilities to the test as they competed in one of four categories: Intermediate Arena, Advanced Arena, Intermediate Inventions, and Advanced Inventions. In the arena contest, teams used robots to solve a prescribed challenge with specific parameters. In the Inventions contest, teams developed and presented a robotic solution to a real-world problem. 

The Glenn Middle School team "Ramen Noodles", won 1st place in the Intermediate Arena contest, while the team "Epic Endeavor" from Central Freshman Campus won 2nd place in the Advanced Arena contest.

Central High School teams "The Pipe Layers" and "Fronk’s Followers" placed 1st and 4th respectively in the Advanced Inventions contest. 

The first and second place teams in the area competition will advance to the state finals to be held in April. 

Members of the winning teams included:

The Pipe Layers - Seniors Dominck McCawley, Kristian Atchison, and Matthew Shaw
Fronk's Followers - Seniors Anthony Navarro and Garret Glover
Ramen Noodles - 8th graders Kyber Zemlock and Qianna Favila, and 7th graders Isabel Lane and Hayden Lasiter
Epic Endeavor - 9th graders Miguel Flores-Acton and Franchesca Untalan

Congratulations to all San Angelo ISD students on this accomplishment.

More About Robotics and TCEA

Robotics is an incredible avenue for students to work on hands-on, collaborative STEM projects. In both the Area and State contests, students have the opportunity to design, collaborate, plan, redesign, construct, create, assemble, invent, reinvent, write, present, and compete to see who has developed a winning robot. Learn more about TCEA’s area robotics contests: https://www.tcea.org/robotics/contests/

TCEA is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education since 1980. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-16 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, online and print publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.