HHS advances to regional robotics competition

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After six long weeks of preparation, the Harlingen High School Engineering & Tech Club saw their hard work pay off at the Fifth Annual RGV BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition held October 17.

The HHS team walked away with 3rd place in Robotic Performance and the 3rd place BEST Award. They will be advancing to the Texas BEST Regional Robotics Competition in Dallas Texas on November 13-14.

The event hosted by Texas State Technical College is designed to inspire high school and middle school teams to pursue careers in science and engineering.

This year’s game, “Pay Dirt,” is the first BEST game designed by former BEST Robotics students, and it asked competitors to design and build robots with the capability to burrow through small areas to repair a ‘mine.

Students were also required to present on their robots and show exhibits of their team and the development stages of their devices.

To view photos from the event, click here.

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