• No school April 19

  • No school April 22

  • Prom April 27, 8:00 p.m.

The Leaf

Filed under News, Showcase

SHS Robotics Team advances to State

SMILING+FOR+STATES.+The+SHS+Robotics+team+pose+for+a+picture+at+the+2019+Regional+First+Tech+Challenge+competition%2C+where+they+won+five+awards.
Back to Article
Back to Article

SHS Robotics Team advances to State

SMILING FOR STATES. The SHS Robotics team pose for a picture at the 2019 Regional First Tech Challenge competition, where they won five awards.

SMILING FOR STATES. The SHS Robotics team pose for a picture at the 2019 Regional First Tech Challenge competition, where they won five awards.

Anupuma Narayana

SMILING FOR STATES. The SHS Robotics team pose for a picture at the 2019 Regional First Tech Challenge competition, where they won five awards.

Anupuma Narayana

Anupuma Narayana

SMILING FOR STATES. The SHS Robotics team pose for a picture at the 2019 Regional First Tech Challenge competition, where they won five awards.

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This school year has been quite busy for the SHS Robotics Team, from meetings to competing in the First Tech Challenge regional competition last weekend.

The First Tech Challenge is an international robotics competition where teams of high school students compete using their own designed and programmed robots. Early in the school year, the teams are given a challenge and must create a robot to successfully complete the challenging task, while using only materials stated in the competition manual.

This year’s Tech Challenge Game is called Rover Ruckus with a theme of space mining. The SHS team that tackled this project consists of fourteen students, including seniors Adam Pelberg, Nick McDonough, David Zheng, Michael Bryant, Ben Kleindorfer, and Andrew Schmid, juniors Rohan Mathur, Anupama Narayana and Drew Ripberger, sophomores Noah Pelberg, Aryan Vaidya, Cameron Jones, and freshmen Aditi Datar, Connor Smith, and Justin Lee.

The SHS team started on this project in October, finishing the day before the competition, which took place from Jan. 25 to 26. They dedicated much time and effort into their project, meeting for six to 12 hours a week to design, program, and test.

Finally, their work paid off.

On the last day of the competition, the SHS team came home with two first-place awards in Compass and Innovation and three-second place awards in Control, Think, and Motivation, as well as a qualification to the First Tech Challenge State Championship.

Pelberg started participating in robotics since fourth grade and co-founded the SHS Robotics Club with McDonough during their sophomore year.

“Many of [these] awards go beyond just the robot: they’re for outreach, company partnership, team spirit, and our connection to the engineering community as a whole…I cannot be more proud of what this program has become and what we have accomplished,” Pelberg said.

The team is still meeting to prepare for States next month.

“[Advancing to state] is recognition for all the hard work this year and previous years and an opportunity to compete again and show how great our robot is,” Narayana said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    Feature

    SHS reacts to Notre-Dame fire

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    Seniors: Fill out survey for the Senior Leaf

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    Kling attends Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    Remembering 20 years ago

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    New era of fashion

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    Cincinnati Children’s Museum’s Revisions Overview Cincinnati Children’s Museum

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    One from 95,000

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    Lynx Project prepares to perform at SHS

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    Psychology students take time to be grateful and de-stress

  • SHS Robotics Team advances to State

    News

    New fossil discovery

Navigate Right
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
SHS Robotics Team advances to State