Scottsdale high school robotics teams head to world event

After winning awards at the Arizona West Regional 2016 Tournament, Scottsdale’s Chaparral High School Robotics Team 3019 and Saguaro High School Robotics Team 4146 have been invited to the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship.

The FRC Championship will be held April 27-30 in St. Louis, Mo. The international competition will include 900 teams from 39 countries, according to a press release.

Chaparral secured their spot at the world championship by winning the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award at the Arizona West Regional Competition held April 8-9 at Grand Canyon University.

Saguaro Team 4146 won the Regional Finalist Award and the Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories at the regional competition. Saguaro was also invited to the 2016 FRC World Championship with their Wildcard Award.

Robotics innovation is a strong tradition at Scottsdale Unified School District. Arcadia High School was awarded the Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson and Johnson at the Arizona West Regional Competition. Mohave Middle School robotics won a STEM research award at their regional VEX IQ tournament and a Sportsmanship Award at the state tournament. Additionally, this spring, the Hohokam Traditional School VEX IQ Robotics Team and the Saguaro High School VEX Robotics Team qualified for the 2016 VEX Worlds Competition to be held April 20-23 in Louisville, Ky., the release stated.

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