EDGE Sumobot competition
Team Aggressive Engineering took first place in
the EDGE Sumobot Competition Wednesday in the Chance Academic Center.
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. EDGE is made
up of 10 high school students and five SAC students this year. Six teams faced off with LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotics kits. Students customized and program their robots and the
winner was determined in a double elimination round by pushing the competitor
out of the ring.
The winning team was made up of Ricardo Centeno, Southwest
High School senior, and Jose Rojas, a 2012 graduate of Wagner High School,
and “Schwarzelego” the robot.
Second place went to
the SAC team called Bathyscaphe Society with Joel Hatcher and Anna
Napolitano, and their robot “Mr. Roboto.”
Fundamental Hypernovas team took third place. Members were Pablo Guajardo, junior at Churchill High School; David
Cole, senior, Alamo Heights High
School; and Luis Martinez, 2012 graduate of
The EDGE Program 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
(Intro. to Engineering and Foundations for College Success) and earn three
college credits after successfully completing the program.
Engineering Instructor Klaus Bartels served as judge and
coach for the robotics competition, which was held in the Chill Lounge.