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Robotics Club Continues to Grow

Members of the Scecina Memorial Robotics Club compete at a Vex Robotics Competition in Columbus, Indiana.

There are so many different groups for students to get involved in at Scecina Memorial High School. One of the most unique and challenging groups to join is the Robotics Club. The students who participate in the Robotics Club are faced with the task of creating their own robots; they learn how to program and code in order to get their robots ready to compete. The Robotics Club members are learning valuable lessons, not just about creating or programing, but about working as a team, delegating, problem solving, etc.

The Scecina Robotics Club participates in many competitions each year; the two main competition series that they compete in are the IRC (Indiana Robotics Competitions) and VRC (Vex Robotics Competition). While competing in a VRC, students play the same games, so they are able to work within the same parameters for each of the competitions. This challenges them and the other teams to get better each competition. IRCs are a bit different. They are a series of competitions that are held at different high schools around Indiana, with each school having their own set of rules. Students are expected to build and program their robot, and then take it apart and rebuild a new model for the next competition.

One of the Robotics Clubs greatest accomplishments was during an IRC event in Columbus, IN. They were given a stock robot kit, a set of game instructions, and 12 hours to build their robot. The team did so well that they were able to beat a team of Cummins engineers. A very impressive success!

The club is open to all students, so any Crusader interested in the Robotics Club is invited to attend the call out meeting in the fall!

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