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Semmes Middle School Robodogs Making Waves at Spring Challenge
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Go Robodogs!

 The Semmes Middle School’s Robotics team caused quite a splash at the BEST Robotics Spring Challenge on March 18th. This team, which boasts members from elementary and middle school, managed to successfully launch an independent rover from their original competition robot. This had never been done in any BEST Robotics competition by any team. For all their hard work and thinking “out-of-the-box”, the team was awarded the Most Innovative Design Award; their second award in this category in as many years.

All participating teams are required to modify their robot, create an Engineering Notebook explaining those changes in technical detail, and create a Marketing Presentation to secure ”funding” for their research. SMS came in second in Marketing for Middle Schools securing $590K in “BEST Bucks”.

The Spring Challenge is sponsored by Jubilee BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) as an initiative to keep students engaged in STEM activities after the regular competition season ends in October.

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