Godley High School’s robotics team showcased their ingenuity and technical prowess at the recent Cowtown BEST robotics competition held at Kennedale High School. Led by captain Valeria Villagrana and supported by team members Riley Swanson, Jay Swiger, Michael Swanson, and Tyler Melson, the team left an indelible mark with their exceptional performance.
The competition centered around a medical theme called “Incision Decision,” where participating teams designed and built robots that mimicked the role of surgical robots in assisting physicians with intricate medical procedures. From angioplasty to coronary bypasses and biopsies, these custom-built robots executed tasks that paralleled real-life medical interventions.
In line with this year’s challenge, the Godley team went above and beyond, incorporating CAD drawings into their notebook and creating an engaging booth as part of their marketing efforts. These innovative additions highlighted their commitment to growth and demonstrated their willingness to push boundaries in pursuit of excellence.
As a testament to their hard work and dedication, the team’s sponsor, Erik Walla, expressed pride in their accomplishments. He noted that their efforts aligned with the mission of Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST), a non-profit organization. BEST aims to inspire students in middle and high school to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science, and technology through participation in robotics competitions that blend the excitement of sports with the wonders of science and engineering.
From brainstorming ideas and designing robots to honing their engineering skills, the Godley High School robotics team exemplifies the power of collaboration and innovation. Their participation in the Cowtown BEST robotics competition not only showcased their technical abilities but also inspired fellow students to pursue their own dreams in the realm of science and technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Cowtown BEST robotics competition?
The Cowtown BEST robotics competition is an annual event where teams of students design, build, and operate robots to complete tasks related to a specific theme or challenge.
2. What is the mission of Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST)?
The mission of Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology is to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in robotics competitions.
3. What was the theme of this year’s competition?
This year’s competition had a medical theme called “Incision Decision,” focusing on tasks related to surgical procedures that robotics can assist with, such as angioplasty and biopsies.
4. How did the Godley High School robotics team stand out in the competition?
The Godley High School robotics team stood out by incorporating CAD drawings into their notebook and creating an engaging booth, showcasing their dedication to innovation and growth.