Glen A. Wilson High School Robotics makes it to the World Championships

Robotics (Alpha Genesis) team from Glen A. Wilson High School. (image credit: Glen A. Wilson High School)

Hacienda Heights—Glen A. Wilson High School’s Robotics (Alpha Genesis) team will be participating in the First Tech Challenge World Championships in Houston, TX from April 17 to April 22. This is a world-wide event with robotics teams coming from Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia and other countries from around the world.

FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete on a 12′ X 12′ field, in an alliance format, against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java or Blockly. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and students, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles, such as rapid prototyping. Awards are given for the competition, as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Glen A. Wilson High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Hacienda Heights, 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Wilson has a long history of quality education balanced with  participation in Athletics, Visual and Performing Arts, Leadership and Extracurricular Activities. Wilson was ranked 121 out of 500 in Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools in 2011.


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