Area schools show their STEM skills in robotics competition

Area schools show their STEM skills in robotics competition

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Students from across the Panhandle went head-to-head at the TCEA Area 16 Robotics competition on Saturday.

Students of all ages designed robots built from Legos to perform specific tasks.

Dana Friel, the TCEA Region 16 Area Director, says that the event doesn't just help kids compete, but also improve their STEM skills.

"They program their robots and they have to solve problems and work as a team to solve these problems," said Friel.

"I see a bunch of these kids going into engineering, anything that has to do with computer science programming, even inventions."

The winning teams in each category are listed below:

Intermediate Inventions
1st Place - Phoenix Corporation - Kelton Steam Academy
2nd Place - Team Vision - Hereford Junior High

Intermediate Arena
1st Place - Solaris Industries - Windsor Elementary Amarillo ISD
2nd Place - Dimmitt MS 4 - Dimmitt Middle School

Advanced Inventions
1st Place - STEMinists - Perryton High School
2nd Place - Havoc - Panhandle High School

Advanced Arena 
1st Place - The Anomalies - Happy High School
2nd Place - Swole Patrol - Perryton High School

Each winning team advanced to the state competition in April.

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