Thunderbots earn award at robotics tournament

November 25, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Robotics team, called the Thunderbots.

GCU News Bureau

The Thunderbots earned the Judges Award, given to a team that stands out for its effort and character.

The GCU Robotics team, the Thunderbots, competed earlier this month in the VEX U Fall Tournament, a preliminary/practice competition, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

The team earned the Judges Award, given to a team the judges felt should be recognized for its efforts and outstanding character.

“I am extremely pleased with their performance as a team. We have a large number of freshmen on the team this year that haven’t experienced a collegiate-level competition. I think that everyone learned from this experience, and we are well prepared to redesign our robots for the spring competition,” said Ed Koeneman, team advisor and an electrical engineering technology instructor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

GCU Robotics has had a busy semester, not only in preparing for the practice competition, but in hosting the Girl Powered STEM workshop for fourth through eighth grade girls.

The next competition for the 19-member Thunderbots is Feb. 22 at Embry-Riddle.

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