First-Year RoboBucs Finish 2nd At Knoxville Competition

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The new robotics team at Boyd-Buchanan School, taught by physics and engineering teacher Jason Owens, finished second at a competition in Knoxville.

The new Robotics Team, known as the RoboBucs, consists of 25 students from 9th-12th, all from various backgrounds.

Mr. Owens said, "The competition we entered was with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. www.usfirst.org.) The FIRST robotics competition is an international competition that consists of over 3,000 teams.
This past weekend we competed int the Smokey Mountain Regional in Knoxville. Out of 49 teams from around the region, we placed 2nd in the tournament, which is very significant for a rookie team.

"Also, we won the only Judges Award. This award was given to a team that is outstanding in it's total work as a team. We were judged on Community Service, Website Design, Business Plan, Fundraising, Safety, Social Media, Teamwork, and Robot Design."

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