ESCO Supports Local Robotics Team with Custom-Built Parts
by Kevin Stangeland | April 4, 2018
In recognition of National Science Week and the USA Science &
Engineering Festival taking place in Washington, D.C. this week, I’d like to
highlight a group of high school students right here in our own backyard who
sought new opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
year students of Liberty High School in Hillsboro, with a shared interest in
engineering, design, and computer programming, formed the school’s first
robotics team, called AEMBOT (Advancement in Engineering and Mathematics
Working through the FIRST Robotics league, the students formed
their team, sought mentors, and designed and programmed their robot to compete
in the FIRST Robotics Competition. In
their rookie year, AEMBOT received the 2017 All Star Rookie Team award at the
regional and district levels. They also made it to the world championship in
Houston, TX, where they placed in the top third.