Robot rolls into council chambers
Hillsboro City Council meetings are open to the public, but on Sept. 16 there was a visitor of a different sort.
Members of Glencoe High Schools Team Shockwave provided a demonstration of the robot they built last school year for a robotics competition in front of the mayor and city councilors.
The 2014 team, coached by Chris Steiner and Williane Tenca, enjoyed success by qualifying for the FIRST World Championship competition.
Team members traveled to St. Louis, Mo., for the world robotics championships in April, where they were a Galileo division finalist and won the No. 1 Pit Safety Award.
We wont learn the new challenge until January, and we start competing again starting in late February, Steiner said. In the meantime, were training students to learn new skills and actively working with elementary and middle school kids in the community to give them experience and interest in robotics.
According to Steiner, the team for this school year is just now gearing up.
Our community outreach program is quite robust this time of year and was recognized last year with a tournament Chairmans Award, Steiner added.