Robotics Team Prepares for World Championship
Team members include: Chris Novatny and Alex Roberds of Eureka High School and Brendan Curran, Rob Eshelman, Kevin Johnston, Glenn Palmer and Ian Pittwood of Marquette High School.
Oddly Charged Particles, an independent robotics team comprised of juniors from Eureka and Marquette High Schools, competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Kentucky State Championship on Feb. 23. This event featured 28 teams from various states including Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Despite mechanical and technical difficulties, Oddly Charged Particles finished 10th in preliminary rounds, and was part of the winning alliance for the day, according to Rockwood School District sources.
The team also was scheduled to complete at the FTC Indiana State Championship.
The team is preparing for the FTC World Championship, which will be held in St. Louis from April 24-27. Oddly Charged Particles qualified for this event after finishing first at the FTC Arkansas State Championship in December.
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