Three MPS robotics teams showcase skills

IMG_1824[1]Three Milwaukee Public Schools high school robotics teams took their skills to the U.S. Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee Saturday for the FIRST Robotics Wisconsin Regional competition.

Robotics teams put the skills they learn in school to work, including not only science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, but also business, project management and time management skills.

This year’s competition was played by two competing alliances of three robots each with the objective of scoring as many balls in goals as possible during a 2:30 match.

Teams included one from MPS’ School of Career and Technical Education (pictured), one from MPS’ Riverside University High School and Team 1675, which includes students from MPS’ Bradley Tech High School, Rufus King International School and Washington High School of Information Technology. Team 1675 took 14th place at the regional tournament, the SCTE team finished in 38th place and the Riverside team took 57th.

Dr. Anita Sparks, MPS School Improvement Specialist, saw the SCTE team firsthand.

“I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the students and the event,” she said. “SCTE students represented MPS to our highest expectations.”

Thanks to all the competing MPS teams, school staff and volunteer mentors for their hard work!