Eagle River robotics team heads to California


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Eagle River Elementary School students competed in the Alaska Vex Robotics Competition. Left to right, Olin Kelliher, Seth Hawkins, Aidan Sutherland and Brennen Larson.

PHOTO BY KIRSTEN SIKORA

An Eagle River Elementary School robotics team competed in the Alaska Vex Robotics Competition on Feb. 8.

The Binary Brothers team included Jennifer Spain’s 5/6th grade Eagle River Optional Program students Seth Hawkins, Olin Kelliher, Brennen Larson and Aidan Sutherland.

The students, who dedicated long hours designing, building and programing the VEX IQ robot, won the Team Challenge and received the VEX Design Award.

The Binary Brothers is one of three elementary school teams to receive an invitation to compete in the 2014 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., April 23-16.

Over 800 teams from 25 countries will participate in the upcoming event.

The VEX Robotics Competition is a national program offered to local schools by the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the UAA School of Engineering.

 

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