Students compete in robotics competition

Cowtown Best 1

The Brewer High School Robotics Club (BlueBots) competed in the Cowtown BEST Robotics Competition on Oct. 31, earning the Blood, Sweat, and Duct Tape Award for the most creative use of duct tape as well as determination and perseverance to remain competitive throughout the tournament.  (Most first-year teams do not complete a working robot, but the BlueBots did despite a few setbacks during the competition.)
BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) inspires students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology and math through participation in a science and engineering-based robotics competition.  Teams have six weeks to design and build a radio-controlled machine to accomplish specific tasks.
More than 34 schools began the competition season, and the BlueBots were among 22 teams that qualified to compete.  Each team competed in eight preliminary rounds, with the top seven scoring teams and a wild card advancing to the semi-finals.  The BlueBots were selected as the Wild Card team based on the quality of the team’s engineering notebook submitted as a prerequisite to the competition.
The BlueBots pictured l-r with their robot “Jeffery” are: sponsor Tommy Bowers, Johnny San Juan, Moises Perez, Victor Sandoval, Xandra Trevino, Devon Brown, Anthony Munoz, Joseph Reeb, Cesar Castillo and sponsor Michael Garcia.