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April 2012

OKC, Albuquerque Teams Advance from SWOSU Event to World Championship of Robotics


Liao Home School in Oklahoma City and the AHERT team of Albuquerque (NM) have been invited to the world championship of the First Tech Challenge robotics competition as the result of the State of Oklahoma FTC robotics championship held recently on the Weatherford campus.

Liao and AHERT will compete April 25-28 in St. Louis (Mo.) and will be among 124 teams from around the world gathering in the Missouri city.

Twenty-six teams came to SWOSU for the state event where they were judged by 14 engineers and scientists on their robotic design, team skills, community outreach and team spirit. The teams competed on the playing field to arrive at a winner of the competition.

Brad Fitzgerald, director of the state championship held at SWOSU, said the 2012-13 season begins to organize in May of this year. Interested schools can contact Fitzgerald in the SWOSU engineering technology department at brad.fitzgerald@swosu.edu.

Award recipients from the state championship contest were:
Inspire Award
1st Liao Home School Oklahoma City
2nd Southwest Technology Center Altus
3rd AHERT Albuquerque, NM

Winning Alliance
AHERT Albuquerque, NM
Weatherford HS Weatherford
Regent Preparatory Tulsa

Finalist Alliance
Southwest Technology Center Altus
Liao Home School Oklahoma City
Bishop Kelley HS Tulsa

Think Award
AHERT Albuquerque, NM

Connect Award
Verdigris HS Claremore

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
Southwest Technology Center Altus

PTC Design Award
Liao Home School Oklahoma City

Motivate Award
Bishop Kelley HS Tulsa

Judges Award
Kingfisher HS Kingfisher

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