Roaring Riptide Robotics team going to world championship
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A North Central Florida high school showed off its winning robot Saturday. After winning the Orlando FIRST Regional Competition in March, the Roaring Riptide Robotics team is going on the compete for the world championship.
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School's robotics team showed off the robot designed for a game called "Recycle Rush."
The team had six weeks to build the robot that can stack recycle bins and move garbage cans.
Being a part of this team not only helps students gain technical skills but leadership skills as well.
The experience showed the students challenges they may face if they decide to pursue an engineering path. Most of the members of the team are thinking of going into STEM careers.
"I believe STEM is important because it's an industry that's always in demand, and currently there's a lack of people in that area. So getting more high school students involved in it is really going to be the best option to get more careers in that area," Logan Hickox, president of the team, said.
The team will go to St. Louis to compete on April 22. To donate to help them finance their trip go to riptiderobotics.com.
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