October 1, 2014
Carson City, NV - It's a big win for a rookie high school robotics team in Carson City. The group of ten students beat out 15 other teams from around the West Coast in a youth robotics challenge.
This is the first time the Carson City High School team entered the competition which was held at their high school over the weekend.
The students and their mentor, Mr. Adam Whatley, created a robot that can move toward a crate, pick up rubber balls, and then raise itself in the air.
This win means they can now compete in the FTC World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. It will be held from April 25 - 28.
It took the high school students more than two months to engineer the robot. They were so stunned to win, they didn't even try to raise money for travel expenses to attend the World Championship competition.
If you would like to help them with their fundraising efforts, you can get more information or donate by calling Mr. Adam Whatley at Carson City High School at 775-671-2322.