Rambots Compete at Hofstra

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The W.T. Clarke High School robotics team, “Rambots,” competed in the, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition at Hofstra University from March 25-27. 

Under the supervision of technology teacher Mike Conners, the team’s robot was extremely competitive. The Rambots finished 15th overall during the opening round and were then invited by fifth-place Hauppauge High School to play in the final contest round as an alliance because of the team’s skill, strategy and their robot’s capabilities. Given strict rules, limited resources and an intense six-week time limit, students are challenged to design, build and program an industrial-size robot to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. 

The competition provides an engineering opportunity that is as close to real-world as a high school student can experience.

“Our students were competitive against both local and international teams and this is an educational experience we are proud to offer our students,” said Business Chairperson Toni McIntosh.