Monday, October 15, 2007

Horn tootin' time

Congratulations to Brian Stuvland and his Robotic students at PRHS who took first place in Saturday's Bison BEST Robotic competition.

from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

Students to give robotics best
Helmut Schmidt and Melinda Rogers,
Published Friday, October 12, 2007

Students from 16 regional schools will compete in the Bison BEST Robotics competition Saturday at North Dakota State University.

The students have been assembling and testing their robots since Sept. 1, when each team received identical kits of materials to create radio-controlled automatons.

Metro schools involved include: Ben Franklin Middle School, Fargo North and South high schools, Sullivan Middle School, all Fargo, Moorhead High School, the Red River Area Learning Center and Park Christian School, both Moorhead, said Dr. Reza Maleki of the College of Engineering and Architecture.

Students built the robots, guided by teachers, students and technical professionals who acted as mentors.

The competition will take place at the Bentson Bunker Arena. After the 9 a.m. opening ceremony, the robots will begin navigating a competition field to pick up a series of objects one at a time and bring them back to the starting point. Teams are awarded points for each object successfully fetched, Maleki said.

Students must also make presentations on their robots.

3 comments:

Patty Fradet said...

I attended the BisonFest Robotic Competition on Saturday, Oct. 13th and I was very impressed with the creativeness of the participants. The Pelican Rapids Team was the only team from the tri-state area that was able to complete each round of competition successfully.The final points scored by our team was more than double that of the 2nd place team. The 10 member team coached by Mr. Stuvland and Jim Lunde did an outstanding job of representing Pelican Rapids. Good Luck in the national final in Arkansas!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Stuvland and Crew.. You are AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

What can these contest winners and the readers of 56572 do to help this group get to Arkansas?