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Congratulations, SOTAbots

Post by Cheryl Tucker on March 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm with 1 Comment »
March 29, 2010 4:33 pm

Tacoma School of the Arts students, yellow shirts, operated their robot, #2557, at KeyArena Friday.Once again, Tacoma’s School of the Arts shows it’s about science, too.

SOTA’s robotics team went to international competition in 2008, and it’s going again this year. The SOTAbots team is one of six that made it through the 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition: Microsoft Seattle Regional at KeyArena Friday and Saturday. Next stop: April in Atlanta.

Other local high schools that competed with soccer-playing robots were Foss, Wilson, Bellarmine, Puyallup, Emerald Ridge, Bonney Lake, Spanaway Lake, Graham Kapowsin and teams from Mount Tahoma and Tacoma Schools Career and Technical Education Programs. A TNT article about the competition appeared Saturday.

Congratulations to the 30 students who are part of the SOTAbots team and their coaches, Ken Luthy, Rich Williams and Jim Nelson.

Check out photos from the competition on the SOTA Web site here.

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  1. NationsSocialServices says:

    What about the 2012 Seattle FIRST Robotics Regionals? The SOTAbots won in Seattle this last weekend and will again be progressing to the 2012 Championships in St. Louis, MO. This will be the third time for this 5 year old team. This year they represent not just Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA). They also represent the Science And Technology Institute (SAMI) as well.

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