2012 Alabama Robotics Competition
In the 2012 contest, there were 40 teams participating from 22 different schools (115 overal students competing).
Below are several links and information about the 2012 event.
A collection of photos from the event is available here.
The official contest problems for the 2012 competition is available here.
The award winners received a textbook from Pearson, a gift card to an electronics store, and a personalized award plaque. The following teams and participants received awards at the 2012 event.
- Persistence Award: Ryan Hall (Lynn Fanning Elementary)
- First Place: Rachel Fanning, Garrett Crabb, Ashleigh Windsor, Anna Broach, Nathan Corvington (Whitesburg Elementary)
- Second Place: Quentin Riddell and Wesly Picard (Riverchase Elementary)
- Third Place: Shezhan Maredia, Tanviz Devani, Carson Bedics (Riverchase Elementary)
- Honorable Mention: Hannah Bray, Katie Maxfield, Ashton Tyler-Dudley, Deven Patel (Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy)
- First Place: Trey Rose and Pete Wilson (Tuscaloosa Magnet School)
- Second Place: Alex Kincaid, Lionel Grant, D.K. Woods, Jakina Hines (Tuscaloosa Magnet School)
- Third Place: Ashlyn Kortman and Rachael Stewart (Berry Middle School)
- Honorable Mention: Benjamin Lattner and Ian Bunker (Tuscaloosa Magnet School)
- First Place: Steven Spano, Keyana McElrath, Joshua Prewitt (Carver High School)
- Second Place: Eric Lienert and Cody Ginn (Alabama School of Fine Arts)
- Third Place: Lisa Muchangi, Tameesha Brock, and Jacob Prewitt (Carver High School)
- Honorable Mention: Payton Walker and Yasminye Pettway (Alabama School of Fine Arts)
Volunteers and Organizers
The volunteers and organizers of the 2012 event were:
- Contest Administrators
Dr. Jeff Gray
- UA Volunteers
Laura Kathryn Murphy
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Monica Anderson
Dr. Monica Anderson is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at the University of Alabama and is Director of the robotics laboratory at UA (the Distributed Autonomy Lab).
Computer science is more than just programming. Technology in the hands of the socially conscious can address the unique needs of our communities. Dr. Anderson's research enables her to identify and solve the problems that she is passionate about. She ultimately challenges students to become the creators of technology, not just the users as a mechanism for social change and transformation.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the 2012 Robotics Competition: