GLASSBORO, NJ (November 10, 2016) – Two teams of 14 students from the John F. Scarpa Technical Education Center of Cumberland County represented their school in their first VEX Robotics Competition on Sunday, November 6 at Rowan University.
Led by Engineering Teacher and Robotics Coach Ruth Barreiro, Scarpa TEC robotics freshmen completed a robot inspection, skills challenge and six rounds of competitive matches against other teams’ robots. Each team performed well, winning at least one of their matches, earning rankings of 16th and 21st out of 27 teams.
In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, more than 10,000 teams of students in 32 countries design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state and national levels, with the world championship held each April.
The Scarpa TEC robotics teams will compete again on Saturday, December 10 at South Brunswick High School.
From left are Scarpa TEC freshmen Evely VaqueroFlores, Marco Ibarra, Cassius Garcia, Reyli Gomez, Reynaldo Figueroa and David Lopez.
At right, Scarpa TEC student Nick Casalinuovo gets programming advice from a parent in the robotics pit area.
ScarpaTEC students get ready to put their robot to the test in a match.