Robotics Group in International Challenge
Between 25 and 28 April 2012 a team of students from Macarthur will compete with other teams from around the world in FIRST Technology Challenge World Championship at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri USA. FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in Science and Technology. To compete in this event, teams must build and programme a fully automated robot, as well as participate in outreach activities to promote science and engineering. The Macarthur team won the Connect Award for science outreach at the
Australian finals and was chosen to represent Australia
at the world championships. The team consists of
Danielle Santos, Emily Newton, Mitchell Biggart, Jeffrey
Hartono, Matthew Egan, and Callum Hanley. The team website (designed and maintained by the students) is http://masrobotics.com/. They are currently participating in outreach activities as well as fundraising to cover costs and this forms part of the competition requirements.
Posted on 8 March, 2012