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Campestre Elementary wins ROBOCOM 6.0 Inspire Award

Images of ROBOCOM students participating in ROBOCOM event  

The Campestre Elementary School robotics team, the Urban Cobras, were the big winners at ROBOCOM 6.0, the district’s sixth annual robotics competition, Jan. 10 and 11 at Pebble Hills High School.

The Urban Cobras won the ROBOCOM 6.0 Inspire Award, the top award of the event. Fifty-four SISD robotics teams showed their computer programming and critical thinking skills at the two-day, challenging competition.

ROBOCOM is part of the First Lego League and conducted in conjunction with the University of Texas at El Paso. Winners from ROBOCOM advance to and compete at the West Texas First Lego League Regional Championship at UTEP.

Campestre, along with twenty-three other SISD teams, competed at the West Texas FLL championship at the end of January bringing home numerous awards.

At this year’s ROBOCOM, the theme was “City Shaper,” which challenged students to provide a solution on how to improve city infrastructure in their community.

The Urban Cobras created a Trash Trap, which is a long-wired netting to capture and collect the trash on highways. The students’ technology savvy and dedication earned them the ROBOCOM award for the second year in row, along with the third-place overall award at the West Texas FLL championship.

“It’s an awesome feeling,” said Elias Rangel Jr., a third-grade WIN Academy teacher and Urban Cobras coach, about his team’s triumph. “I’m so proud of our students and our school.”

The Clarkitects from Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School won the first-place overall award at the West Texas FLL championship and the RoboScholars from Spc. Rafael Hernando III Middle School won the second-place overall award at the regional championship.

“This has given students the opportunity to practice what they’ve been learning in the classroom and then apply it in the program itself,” said Stephanie Carrasco, advanced academics coordinator. “We are so happy to see the kids pumped and the parents so excited to finally see what their kids have been working on throughout the school year.”

At ROBOCOM 6.0, the students presented their work to judges and then they competed in an interactive robotics competition. At the West Texas FLL competition, the students competed in various challenges showcasing their exceptional skills with technology and in teamwork, presentations, and professionalism.

"I was nervous to present in front of the judges, but it went great,” said Fabian Trejo, an eighth-grade student from Hernando Middle School. “Robocom was a great experience for me.”

ROBOCOM 6.0
Innovation Project Presentation
1s Place – Clarkitects – Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle
2nd Place – EVAs – SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle
3rd Place – BLOCKBusters – Lujan-Chavez Elementary

Robot Design Presentation
1st Place - Clarkitects – Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle
2nd Place – Robotic Knights – Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary
3rd Place - BLOCKBusters – Lujan-Chavez Elementary

Core Values Presentation
1st Place – RoboScholars - SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle
2nd Place – ROBOBlox – Chester E. Jordan Elementary
3rd Place – RoboDragons Demolition – John Drugan School

Robot Challenge

1st Place – Urban Cobras – Campestre Elementary
2nd Place - Clarkitects – Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle
3rd Place – Myrtle Cooper – Myrtle Copper Elementary

Inspire Award
Urban Cobras – Campestre Elementary

West Texas FLL Regional Championship
Mechanical Design
1st Place - RoboDragons Alphas - John Drugan School
2nd Place - Wranglerbots - Sierra Vista Elementary

Programming
1st Place - RoboDragons Demolition - John Drugan School
3rd Place - Traffic Avengers - Helen Ball Elementary

Strategy & Innovation
1st Place - EVAs - SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle
2nd Place - ROBOBlox - Chester E. Jordan Elementary

Robot Performance
1st Place - Tree Masters - Myrtle Cooper Elementary
2nd Place - Urban Cobras - Campestre Elementary
3rd Place - MonoStars - Myrtle Cooper Elementary

Research
2nd Place - Purple People Eaters - Purple Heart Elementary
3rd Place - Sanchez Robotics Team - Salvador H. Sanchez Middle

Innovative Solution
1st Place - RoboDragons Limitless Ladies - John Drugan School
3rd Place - Mighty Moose - Montwood Middle

Presentation
1st Place - Tree Masters - Myrtle Cooper Elementary

Inspiration
1st place - Constructive Kiddisism - Bill Sybert School

Teamwork
1st Place - RoboWolves - Ernesto Serna School
2nd Place - Robotic Knights - Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary

Gracious Professionalism®
1st Place - MonoStars - Myrtle Cooper Elementary

Champion's Award
1st Place Overall - Clarkitects - Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle
2nd Place Overall - RoboScholars - SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle
3rd Place Overall - Urban Cobras - Campestre Elementary

ROBOCOM event photos

Published February 12, 2020

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