Robotics

Mashpee Robotics Team Fares Well In World Championships

Two Mashpee Middle-High School robotics teams reached the round of 16 this past weekend, May 5 to 7, in the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas.

Having competed virtually most of last year, students were excited to travel to compete in-person at the majority of competitions throughout the year, and they were especially thrilled to travel to Dallas for this year’s championship, Amanda L. Hough, who teaches technology, engineering and robotics at the school, told the Enterprise.

The girls’ team, The Aviators, included juniors Katrina Mayen and Jamie Hughes, and the boys’ team, Out of Stock, included juniors Sam Johnson, Ethan Lu, Camden Perry and Sean Ware.

Both teams reached the round of 16. Once defeated, a team is eliminated from competition, Ms. Hough said. This feat is a huge success for the students, she said, with the Aviators placing 19th and Out of Stock placing 23th in their respective divisions.

The Aviators also won the Inspire Award, which is “given to a team that demonstrates outstanding leadership through action to other teams,” according to the competition’s website.

“They were awarded this trophy based on being a model robotics team in their division, showing great character, good sportsmanship, earning the respect of their fellow division teams, while competing at a high level within the VEX Worlds Robotics Tournament. They are considered to be an inspiration to other teams. It was truly well-deserved, and I am so proud of them,” Ms. Hough said.

Mashpee’s teams were the only ones from Cape Cod that qualified to attend the competition. Both teams performed extremely well and competed against 810 teams from 40 different countries including 2,500 student participants, Ms. Hough said.

She added that the teams are already getting to work on their new robots and are “looking forward to next year’s robotics competitions.”

“They were awarded this trophy based on being a model robotics team in their division, showing great character, good sportsmanship, earning the respect of their fellow division teams, while competing at a high level within the VEX Worlds Robotics Tournament. They are considered to be an inspiration to other teams. It was truly well-deserved, and I am so proud of them,” Ms. Hough said.

Source: https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/mashpee-robotics-team-fares-well-in-world-championships/article_eb72a4fb-7c99-5679-bd7f-58a296f243ea.html

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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