2017 Alabama Robotics Competition
In the 2017 contest, there were 58 teams participating from 39 different schools (239 overall students competing and over 350 parents/teachers attending).
Below are several links and information about the 2017 event.
Competition Schedule and Team Rosters
The award winners received a textbook from Pearson, a gift card to Best Buy, and a trophy. The following teams and participants received awards at the 2017 event.
- First Place: Vestavia Hills Elementary - Team Space Nerds (85)
- Second Place: Verner Elementary - Team White (75)
- Third Place: F.E. Burleson Elementary- Team White (70)
- Honorable Mention: Epic Elementary School- Team Red (65)
- Honorable Mention: Vestavia Hills Elementary - Team 5 Guys and a Bot (60)
- First Place: Bryant Junior High (160)
- Second Place: Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School - Team Red (145)
- Third Place: Stoker Academy (135)
- Honorable Mention: Berry Middle - Team Gray (125)
- Honotable Mention: Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School - Team White (125)
- First Place: Sparin Park High School (230)
- Second Place: Muscle Shoals High School (180)
- Third Place: Hartselle High School -Team White (175)
- Honorable Mention: Alabama School of Fine Arts - Team Red (170)
- Honorable Mention: Tuscaloosa Career and Technical Academy (125)
Volunteers and Organizers
The volunteers and organizers of the 2017 event were:
- Contest Administrators
Dr. Jeff Gray
Dr. Huseyin Ergin
Dr. Becky Odom-Bartel
- UA Volunteers
Sydney Shelton Daugette
Keynote Speaker: Brook Osborne from Code.org
In this talk we'll celebrate the hard work and dedication of participants in the weeks and months leading up to this event, and examine what might come next for these students in their academic careers and beyond. In order to talk about the future we will first look at the past, exploring the increased growth and interest in K-12 computer science during the past 5 years.
Brook Osborne is the Education Program Manager at Code.org. She was an educator at Duke University for several years where she taught a service-learning robotics course. She has co-authored several publications related to outreach, robotics, and CS Principles.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the 2017 Robotics Contest: