Science and Engineering Area

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 Photos

Competition Problems

Competition Schedule and Team Rosters

Award Recipients

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.

Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Volunteers and Organizers

The volunteers and organizers of the 2017 event were:

Keynote Speaker: Brook Osborne from


K-12 Computer Science:

Reflecting Back and Pushing Forward


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 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.

2017 Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the 2017 Robotics Contest: