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Mansfield ISD Robotics Teams Take First and Second in Local Championship

Feb 17, 2016 04:30AM ● By Kevin

The Rogene Worley Middle School robotics team has done it again! They got first place at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Area 11 robotics competition. Photo/caption courtesy of Mansfield ISD on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Mansfield ISD Facebook.

The Worley Middle School robotics team won first place in the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Area 11 robotics competition. The TigerBots from Mary Orr Intermediate School won second place at the meet. Both teams will advance to the state competition on April 30 in New Braunfels, according to Mansfield ISD's newsroom in January.

According to the TCEA website, "
Each year, TCEA provides its members with the opportunity to engage students and build STEM interest with robotics. Participating students from elementary and secondary schools design, collaborate, plan, redesign, construct, create, assemble, invent, reinvent, write, present, and compete to see who has developed the smartest robot. The contests vary based on strategies that involve speed, accuracy, sensing objects, and light. A programmable robot is limited only by the imagination of its inventor."

Worley's team also took home the championship at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualifier competition in early January, going down as the first 
Mansfield ISD team to win the award. The RoboTigers are coached by Richard Park and Hristo Kojouharov.

In addition, 
the TigerBots from Mary Orr, coached by Monica Abrams, won the Overall Robot Performance Award; the RoboLions from Janet Brockett Elementary School, coached by Pamela Eaton, won the Robot Design Award; and the robotics teams from Cross Timbers Intermediate and Donna Shepard Intermediate schools received a Second Chance Qualifiers certificate.

Information and photos provided by Mansfield ISD. To read the original story, 
click here.

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