Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

Robotics Girls Help Recruit More Females into Science

Robotics Girls Help Recruit More Females into Science

By Lexi Flockhart  Since the early stages, the field of science has been dominated by men. Robotics, a competitive club with three teams at MVHS, is also struck with the problem of attracting female members. It’s important to have girls on the team, as the more girls there are helps the team get more points. […]

Robotics Team Competes at State Today

Robotics Team Competes at State Today

By Morgan Reilly Mount Vernon High School’s robotics team 458 competes at the state meet today in Coralville. Video of live streams and scores can be viewed at this link: http://firstinspiresiowa.org/. Team 458 is in the Black Division. At regionals, the team combated a few problems. Their robot named “Big Bob” had a variety of issues and a […]

Robotics team 458 advances to state tourament

Robotics team 458 advances to state tourament

  Mount Vernon’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams competed Saturday, Feb. 6, in one of Iowa’s League Championship Tournaments held in Davenport. Out of 25 robotics teams competing, Mount Vernon’s team 458 was one of 5 teams that will advance to the FTC-Iowa State Tournament which will be held March 5 at the Coralville […]

Robotics Team 3549 Competes at Super Regionals

Robotics Team 3549 Competes at Super Regionals

Mount Vernon’s team 3549, Born To Be Wired!, competed yesterday  at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. After 6 matches, was 4 – 2 and in 10 place out of the 32 teams in their diviision. SaturdaySchedule: Qualification matches begin:    9:00 am Alliance selection: 10:30 Semi-final matches 11:30 Final matches: 1:30 Finals 3:00 Event Live Stream The links […]

Robotics Club Works Hard to Compete

Robotics Club Works Hard to Compete

Mount Vernon hosts meet tonight (Dec. 18) at Community Bible Church beginning at 5:30 By Isaiah Exley-Schuman Whirrs and clicks and ticks can be heard around the laboratory, muffled by the sound of circular saws and grinding gears in the background as a group of eleven people huddle around a whiteboard fighting for the best […]

Drone Captures Images of Halftime

Drone Captures Images of Halftime

Footballs were not the only flying objects at the football game Oct. 24–the robotics team flew their drone. Senior Orgho Neogi, a foreign exchange student from Bangladesh, piloted the drone, while freshman Emma Ault took pictures of the halftime show. Here are a couple he shared on Twitter:

Team Activate Go Initiative Advances to Regional Tournament

Team Activate Go Initiative Advances to Regional Tournament

The FTC-Iowa State Robotics Tournament was held Saturday, February 22nd at the Coralville Hotel and Convention Center. Forty-two Iowa teams and six teams from neighboring states competed. They were all hoping for one of the 15 spots that will be awarded to the FTC North Regional Tournament which will be held in 15,400 seat Carver […]

Both Robotics Teams Qualify for State

Both Robotics Teams Qualify for State

The two robotics teams from Mount Vernon High School competed Saturday, Nov. 16, in an FTC-Iowa qualifying tournament held in Mount Vernon. Out of the 24 teams competing, only 4 earned a spot at the upcoming state tournament. Two of those spots went to Mount Vernon’s teams and each received a major award from a […]

Mount Vernon Robotics Press Release regarding Quad Cities FTC Qualifier February 2

Mount Vernon Robotics Press Release regarding Quad Cities FTC Qualifier February 2

From Richard Scearce The Mount Vernon Robotics Club performed well this past Saturday in Bettendorf. Both teams made it to the finals and, therefore, each won a Finalist Alliance Trophy. The teams also received the following recognition: Team 458, Activate Go Initiative!, was awarded a trophy for winning a major award, the Motivate Award (see […]

Both Robotics Teams Advance to State

Both Robotics Teams Advance to State

On Saturday, November 3, the Mount Vernon Robotics Club competed in their first Qualifying Tournament of the season at Linn-Mar High School. Out of the 21 teams competing, including Linn-Mar, CR Jefferson, Ankeny, Solon, and Benton Community. Mount Vernon’s two teams finished first and second and both qualified for the FTC-Iowa state tournament which will […]