Fowler, Nottingham Teams Compete at World Robotics Competition
Teams from Fowler and Nottingham high schools joined with 396 teams from more than 20 countries at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Fowler’s team of Tuyen Q Huynh and Tuyen Huynh finished 88th in the competition. The students had a few mechanical issues and Robert Woolery, the team’s advisor, and a science teacher at Fowler, said the duo narrowly missed finishing in the top 25.
“The most amazing thing was watching our students overcome design, programming and mechanical issues in such a short time,’’ Woolery wrote in an e-mail to update Fowler on the team’s progress. “The students were only limited by their imagination, ingenuity and parts.’’
He said he was pleased the Fowler team did so well, beating teams that had corporate sponsors and more experience.
Bryan English of Nottingham also took students to the competition. Ian Montgomery, Conner Gerbino and Alec Harris had several close matches and gained valuable experience.
Woolery hopes to get more teams registered for next year’s competition and is looking to create programs at the middle schools in the district so that younger students can gain experience working with the robots.