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EDGE Sumobot competition…

EDGE Sumobot competition July 17 at SAC fuels students’ interest in engineering

EDGE Sumobot competition

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EDGE Sumobot competition caps SAC summer program for high school students.

Early Development of General Engineering (EDGE) is a six-week summer program for 10th through 12th grade students interested in science, math, engineering or technology. This year EDGE is made up of 23 high school students and one SAC student.


Eight teams face off with LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotics kits.

Student teams customize and program their robots and the winner is determined in a double elimination round by pushing the competitor out of the ring.    

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
2:30 to 4 p.m.

San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro Ave., 78212
Chance Academic Center, ground floor, Chill lounge area
(enter via W. Myrtle from Main Ave.  and park in garage.)

The robotic competition increases the students’ interest and motivation to pursue engineering as a career.  Students experience the enjoyment of using their creativity, imagination, and technical and physical skills to design and build a machine (robot) that can successfully perform the required tasks.   This is the essence of engineering.  This activity increases each student's skills and abilities in many areas; e.g., design, construction, programming, troubleshooting; problem solving; teamwork, interpersonal relations, leadership, and communications.


Klaus Bartels,  engineering instructor & Sumobot competition judge
210-486-1301 or 


The EDGE Program at SAC is designed to increase high school students' awareness of various engineering fields and sustain their interest in the study of engineering while providing them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence that will prepare them for successful engineering careers.

EDGE students are enrolled in two college level courses (a math class and the Foundations for College Success class) and earn four college credits after successfully completing the program.  Students also participate in student-centered hands-on STEM related activities, hear from professional engineers and college students majoring in a STEM field, and attended STEM related field trips.

 Independent School Districts & high schools participating:

  • Thomas A. Edison High School (SAISD)
  • Harlandale High School (HISD)
  • Tom C. Clark High School (NISD)
  • Travis Early College High School (SAISD)
  • Highlands High School (SAISD)
  • La Vernia High School (LVISD)
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Douglas MacArthur High School (NEISD)


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