Join us for dinner as we honor the students receiving their scholarships for the coming school year. Tonight’s program will also include officer election for the 2013-14 program year and will be followed by two short presentations.
- Douglas Kleiner of All-Earth EcoBot Challenge from Harris County Department of Education
- Allen Gregory of Spectrum – FIRST Robotics #3847 from Saint Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
All-Earth EcoBot Challenge
The All-Earth EcoBot Challenge® is an innovative engineering competition for 5-8th graders on 4-person student teams. In the Challenge, the 4-person student teams design, build and program autonomous robots to accomplish missions on a competition table, using a LEGO Mindstorms Education NXT kit. Teams operate their robots to complete a series of different missions each year that connect to the commercial and industrial future of energy generation, transportation, technological innovation and environmental sustainability like recycling, reusing, and reducing. The EcoBot Challenge is an opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to develop critical problem-solving skills in real-world situations that will help prepare them for 21st century jobs.
Spectrum, FRC Team #3847
Spectrum was formed from the two rival engineering teams of St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in late 2010. Members of the two teams initiated the partnership, originally called the Roaring Crusaders, so they could compete in the more advanced FIRST Robotics Competition. By combining the teams we saw that we could take advantage of each of our strengths and resources. Since our formation, Spectrum has worked together to spread engineering to others, build robots, and have fun.
Before and since the formation, the two schools’ engineering teams have competed against each other in the BEST Robotics Competition. We now work together as FIRST and VEX teammates.
Map to the HESS Club