POSTED: 08:38 p.m. HST, Jul 14, 2011
A Hanalani School robotics team has been named champion of the International Botball Tournament for the second year in a row.
The Mililani school competed with 64 teams from around the world, including Qatar, Austria, Poland and from across the United States during the Global Conference of Educational Robotics in Orange County, Calif., over the weekend.
"None of Hanalani's team members are seniors, so I look forward to see what the team will bring to the competition next year," said Jimmy Miller, Hawaii's Botball Program Coordinator.
The 2011 Global Conference on Educational Robotics is an annual event, where middle school and high school students, educators, robotics enthusiasts and professionals gather to discuss technology-related ideas, and enjoy a robot tournament, the International Botball Tournament.
Botball involves middle and high school students in a team-oriented robotics competition based on national science education standards. By designing, building, programming, and documenting autonomous robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills in a hands-on project.