HEMPHILL, Texas (KTRE) – A number of East Texas schools gathered at Hemphill at the moment to participate in a robotic competition that’s like no different.
As a part of the twentieth annual remembrance of the area shuttle Columbia, college students acquired an opportunity to work with actual engineers from NASA and Boeing.
The Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum hosted a robotic competition at Hemphill First Baptist Church.
Robotic coordinator, Ellen Mills stated highschool college students got the problem to create a group on Mars.
“You look around at all the creations they made here and just the involvement and what they’ve learned and how they’re tweaking robots to make them perform these little maneuvers to make it work,” stated Mills.
The ‘mission’ was to rework their spaceship touchdown on mars to turn out to be a working a part of a system to assist human life on the planet. The scholars had one week to conduct analysis and used a Lego robotic equipment.
Jasper Excessive College sophomore, Caden Bootie stated he and his teammates created a greenhouse containing moss that serves as a supply for planting and rising.
“This robot will take the oxygen tanks from point A to point B and to demonstrate, we’re going to use an astronaut for the event,” stated Bootie.
NASA retiree, Dorothy Rasco labored on 44 area shuttle missions on the Johnson House Heart. Rasco served as a mentor for the competition. She stated she knew the Columbia crew properly and seeing the subsequent era tackle these tasks was a sight to see.
“Being here with this robotic competition and seeing the different high schools that are here, talking to the different students is really awesome,” Rasco stated.
Diboll Excessive College took first place and Hemphill Excessive College got here in second. Their robots are to be positioned on show on the museum.
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