Millwood Robotics Team Wins First Place at Event
A robotics team from Millwood High School recently won a first place award in a state robotics competition.
The team won the award in the Double Elimination category for Botball Robotics.
The March 7 competition was held at the Cox Pavilion in Oklahoma City.
Three sophomores and three juniors comprise the Millwood team.
“The team has worked extremely hard to build a competitive robot since the release of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics challenge in January,” said Supt. Cecilia Robinson Woods.
In the competition teams have six weeks to design, program and document their robots.
Each year, about 40 teams from Oklahoma middle and high schools participate in the competition.
In 1994, a non-profit organization was created to make the longterm educational benefits of robotics accessible to students.
The organization strives to:
- Improve the public’s understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
● Develop the skills, character and aspirations of students; and
● Contribute to the enrichment of public school systems, communities and the nation.
The Millwood team has participated in the competition twice, but this is the first time it has placed.
In previous years, the team finished in the Top 10 and Top 15 categories, respectively.
It now awaits an invitation to the International Botball Competition to be held in July in St. Augustine, Fla.