Elm City Robo Squad from Career High School Wins Championsip!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2013
 
ELM CITY ROBO SQUAD FROM HILL REGIONAL CAREER HIGH SCHOOL WINS STATE ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP
 
The Elm City Robo Squad from Hill Regional Career High School took first place at the FIRST Robotics championship in Hartford on Saturday.

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. Saturday’s championship was hosted by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletics Conference and was held at the William O’Neill Armory in Hartford.
 
Career High School’s Elm City Robo Squad Team 558 was one of three teams out of 40 from across the state that the won the competition on Saturday. The other winning teams are the Bobcats Robotics Team 177 from South Windsor High School and the Robocats Team 1699 of Colchester. The three top teams worked together as an alliance to win the final competition. Each team built and controlled a robot that was tasked with tossing disks into a goal.
 
“Career High School’s robotics program is one of the best in the state and this win shows our students are true leaders in the field of science and technology,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo. “I’d like to congratulate the coaches, volunteers, parents and especially the students on this exciting accomplishment. Go Robo Squad!”
 
"Having seen first-hand the robot in action, I am proud of the teamwork shown by the Elm City Robo Squad students and the teachers and volunteers. They used their engineering, math, science and creative skills to show why New Haven students are among the leaders in STEM" said Richard Therrien, K-12 Science Supervisor.
 
The “drive team” for the Elm City Robo Squad at Saturday’s competition consisted of Career High School students Manaf Sami, Arquimedes Valencia and Vishal Patel. Additional students worked on the project and supported the effort at Saturday’s competition. Students worked on the project with engineers from Yale University, United Illuminating, Covidien and Comcast and had two Career High School mentors – science teacher Cynthia Scheetz and business teacher Laura Roblee.
 
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