Waipahu, Waialua, and McKinley High School Robotics Teams Bring Home Victories for 2001 FIRST Robotics Competition

Congratulations to the Waipahu, Waialua, and McKinley High School Robotics Teams for bringing home victories from the 2001 FIRST robotics competition held recently in San Jose, California! With sponsorship from Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, SOEST, and other organizations and companies, the high school teams were able to compete in the Silicon Valley Regional Robotics Competition. This was part of a nationwide robotics competition organized by FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (www.usfirst.org) – which involved teams from more than 500 high schools in 44 states and several foreign countries. The competition required robots to work together to score points. The Waipahu and Waialua teams were part of an alliance with three others that won the regional competition. McKinley students brought home third place. Today at U.H., members of the Waipahu team demonstrated their robot, showed video of the competition, and presented the championship trophy to Space Grant.

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