Roger Bacon and Lakota West Prove BEST in Robot Contest

Local high school teams met in an arena of robotic rivalry Nov. 1 at the University of Cincinnati. UC's College of Applied Science and College of Engineering hosted the competition as part of the nationwide program Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST).

Designed to promote technical careers among youths, the contest matched participating high school teams with mentors and corporate sponsors to plan and build a radio-controlled machine designed to accomplish a defined task. On Sept. 27, each team received an identical box of odd parts to build their robots – fasteners, materials, motors, a radio controller – and a detailed description of the final competition.

Winners are:

Robotics Competition
1. Roger Bacon
2. Lakota West
3. Mt. Healthy

BEST (presentations)
1. Lakota West
2. Ursuline Academy
3. Hughes

Robot Design
Most elegant: Lakota West
Most robust: Roger Bacon
Most creative: Lakota West
Most photogenic: Ursuline Academy

Best T-shirt Design
1. Ursuline Academy
2. Roger Bacon
3. Lakota West


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