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TECH TEAM: Northwood schoolkids robotics team win world championship award in contest

 Published on: 5th June 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A team of schoolkids from a Northwood prep school have walked away from a robotics competition in Texas, USA, with a world championship prize.

MTS_Myopians, a team made up of students from Merchant Taylors’ School, won the Build Award at VEX Robotics World Championships, given to them for their work in designing, building, and driving a well-engineered machine that scored highly consistently throughout the tournament, which was held between May 3 to 12.

The team has had a lot of success after a year of working hard and designing their robot, having won two awards at the World Championships qualifiers on March 6, them being a second place in the Teamwork Challenge and coming first in the Design Prize.

The MTS_Myopians also came second in the Teamwork Challenge in April’s United Kingdom Robotics National Championship in Telford, winning the Design Award as well on the way.

The World Championships had 800 teams from across 50 countries taking part, out of the 32,000 who attempted to qualify.

The event, which is sponsored by organisations such as Google, NASA, and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation aims to help young people develop skills in engineering and maths whilst encouraging teamwork and problem-solving as well.

This has been a well-deserved victory for the Myopians, who had qualified for both the 2020 and 2021 championships but had to deal with the first event being cancelled and the second being held online. This was the first they were able to attend in person.

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