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Students Win National Robotics Competition at NSBE Convention


NSBE Robotics Competition Winners

A team of three Shady Side Academy Senior School students won first place at a national robotics competition held on March 24 as part of the 44th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), which took place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

Competing for FAME (Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education), the trio of SSA senior Ezekyel Roberts, junior Trent Fuller and sophomore Eliyah Roberts earned the top spot in the VEX Robotics Competition at NSBE and will advance to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky., on April 25-28.

In the VEX Robotics Competition, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. The convention showcases Black students and professionals who have a passion for science, technology, engineering and math, who are high achievers in these fields and who are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society at large. It attracts more than 10,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators and representatives of more than 200 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Congratulations to Ezekyel, Trent and Eliyah and good luck at the World Championship!


Source: SSA

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