Robotics teams from Causey Middle School claimed three top honors last week in the FIRST Lego League Regional Qualifier in Birmingham, in their first year to participate in the competition.
Three teams from Causey competed against seven other teams from central and southern Alabama in the competition. Causey Tigerbot Team C won the award for Best Robot Design. while Tigerbot Team A won the award for Best Overall Project and is advancing to the state competition in Huntsville on March 4. In addition, Causey’s Ame Clements won the Outstanding Coach award.
The competition challenged teams with four missions: robot design, project, teamwork and core values, and robot game. The theme of the event was Animal Allies, with a project mission of improving interactions between animals and people in order to make life better for everyone.
Students designed and engineered robots to navigate through the Animal Allies game board and complete missions. Robots had to be structured so that attachments could be added or removed when necessary and had to be sleek enough to maneuver through a crowded game field.
Causey team members included: Haley Sweet, Aaliyah Watts, Carson Lott, Talon Dahlgren, Joey English, Marcella Todd, Barbara Rodriguez, Nathan Rice, Blake Middleton and Saharra Espinosa.