2013 Alabama Robotics Competition
In the 2013 contest, there were 32 teams participating from 32 different schools (126 overal students competing and over 350 parents/teachers/students attending).
Below are several links and information about the 2013 event.
A collection of photos from the event is available here.
The official contest problems for the 2013 competition is available here.
The award winners received a textbook from Pearson, a gift card to Books A Million, and a trophy. The following teams and participants received awards at the 2013 event.
- Bit Decoder Award: Nath Tumlin (Alabama School of Fine Arts)
- First Place: Hayden Gross, Cooper Young, Jamie Jenkins, Jake Moore (White Plains Elementary)
- Second Place: Jarrett Whitman, Caroline Schlichter, Austin Rooker, Marissa Askew (Whitesburg P8)
- Third Place: Carson Bedics, Tanviz Devani, Marcus Mudano, William Baker, Andrew Smith (Riverchase Elementary)
- Honorable Mention: Jonathan Andrews, Romeo Jackson, Chase Shoup, Brayden Neff, Michael Krueger (Verner Elementary)
- First Place: Heather Medlin, Tucker Medlin, John Yordy (Muscle Shoals Robotics Club)
- Second Place: Jackson Andrews, Kaylee Atkins, Mary Grace Boatright, Davis Bowers, Sidharth Potdar (Rock Quarry Middle School)
- Third Place: Zachary El-fallah, Shehzan Maredia, Chase Thomas, Justin Zhang, Anastasia Zellner (Berry Middle School)
- Honorable Mention: Ian Jobst, Emmanuel Webb, Brianna Brooks, Spencer Wolfe, Stephen Moss (Oxford Middle School)
- First Place: Joseph McKinley, Ashlyn Kortman, Andrew Wilson, Hamilton Crews (Spain Park High School)
- Second Place: Luther Watkins, Shanetta Hinton, Topaz Rollins, Tre' Wilson, Justin Greene (Oak Hill School)
- Third Place: Nath Tumlin, Victor Sui, Dima Antselevich (Alabama School of Fine Arts)
- Honorable Mention: Nicholas Johnson, Tommy Haywood, Tameesha Brock, DeAntwion Howard, Keyana McElrath (G.W. Carver High School)
Volunteers and Organizers
The volunteers and organizers of the 2013 event were:
- Contest Administrators
Dr. Jeff Gray
- UA Volunteers
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Singh
Dr. Sanjay Singh holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Strategic Management from the University of Georgia and currently serves as VP of Community Services at CTS. For 20 years, Sanjay was a faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, teaching and supervising theses for Master’s and Doctoral students in the Schools of Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and Healthcare Administration. Further, he has lectured extensively and studied more than 200 companies in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He currently serves on the boards of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alys Stephen Center, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, McWane Science Center, Birmingham Business Alliance, and Founders Investment Bank. He also started the Indian Cultural Society at The Birmingham Museum of Art dedicated to promoting Indian Art and Culture in Alabama. Sanjay is married to Dora Eugenia Pineda-Rivera and enjoys vacationing with his two children, Vivek Gabriel and Indira Evangelina.
The Student of the Future
In this talk I will discuss the following topics:
- The Evolution of Academic Learning over the past 50 years
- What you have to do to prepare yourself over the next 25 years
- The importance of technology-based curriculum
- Career options
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the 2013 Robotics Competition: