Friday, February 22, 2013

MHS Robotics Team to Host Statewide Robotics Competition - March 3 at Cunningham/Collicot

Earlier in the year the Milton High School robotics team was scheduled to host an official qualifying event for the First Tech Challenge.  Low enrollment required the cancellation of the December meet but it is now rescheduled for Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity for the community to see an exciting robotics competition in action.  The opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 am in the Cunningham Cafeteria and the closing awards ceremony will take place at 4:45 pm.  We expect 15-18 teams from all over New England.


Volunteers Needed

To make this day a success we need volunteers to:   
  •  Register competitors
  •  Referee the competition
  • Supervise the teams
  • Provide technical support on the practice field
  • Keep score
  • Provide music for the day

Volunteers will be given assignments that last from 1 hour to all day.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Marilyn Decker, Director of Science, at mdecker@miltonps.org.

The Game

This year’s contest, Ring it Up, requires teams to build a robot that can place plastic rings on an array of PVC pipes.



Milton High School Robotics Team

The team is comprised of 15 students from grades 9 to 12.  Students have learned how to program NXT robots in their computer science class with Ms. Parsons and then they meet after school to build their robot.  Albert Enyedy is the president of the team which is coached by Mr. Diamond and Mrs. Decker.  They will compete with teams from across to New England as part of the First Tech Challenge program.  The team earned money to support the program by providing a robotics camp for elementary students last summer.  In September the team received a $1000 grant from PTC, a Needham based technology corporation.  The team is currently looking for additional corporate and private sponsors.