Students Get an EDGE in Engineering

Twenty-one high school students spent their summer learning about engineering, and that was a good thing.

The Early Development of General Engineering (EDGE) wrapped up the session with a Sumobot robotics competition and graduation ceremony. The eight participating school districts included Alamo Heights, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Judson, La Vernia, Marion, North East, Northside, and San Antonio. SAC Engineering instructor Klaus Bartels and Dr. Dan Dimitriu, Engineering Coordinator, provided the students with hands-on experience working with technology.

For the final project, students customized and programmed the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots using light, touch and ultrasonic sensors to measure distance and detect and react to opponents while trying to keep their robot from being pushed out of the competition ring. The winning team was Brandon Moya and Chris Tubb with their robot Fearless Coward.

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