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Marfa High School Robotics Team Finish Strong in National Competition

Marfa High School Robotics team 2013 (photo courtesy of Marfa ISD).

The Marfa High School Robotics team finished in the Top 16 in national competition, at the Global Competition Education Robotics contest. They were knocked out of competition by Fletcher High School in Florida.

The contestants included seniors Eileen Cordova, Karina Olvera, George Salgado and sophomore  Isaiah Martinez. attended the trip with Superintendent Andrew Peters attended the events in Oklahoma.

Students presented a conference paper, made a presentation to a group of judges, and listened to robotic experts from around the world. The Marfa students have created two robots which are autonomous, which means they can perform tasks in unstructured environments, without continuous  guidance or remote control.

Last year Marfa High School took first and second place in the New Mexico regional competition and went the the Global Conference in Hawaii.

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director