Jersey Village Robotics Team Wins Oklahoma Regional

Cypress, TX (April 3, 2016) The Jersey Village High School robotics team, the Jersey Voltage (Team No. 4587) won the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Oklahoma Regional on March 25 in Oklahoma City.

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FIRST Robotics, a high school competition created by inventor Dean Kamen, revealed robotics games on Jan. 9, allowing students six weeks to design, prototype, build, test and refine their robot.

By winning the Oklahoma Regional, Jersey Voltage qualified for the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Mo., April 27-30—the team’s second straight trip to the competition in only its fourth year of existence.

“The faculty and staff of Jersey Village High School are proud of the success of Jersey Voltage and making all of CFISD recognized as a leader in STEAM.,” said John Gray, Jersey Village chemistry instructor and Jersey Voltage faculty sponsor. “We also look forward to competing in the first Texas U.I.L championship this July in Austin.”

The Jersey Voltage will next compete in the Lone Star Regional at the George R. Brown Convention Center April 7-9 against 64 other teams from Mexico, California and the surrounding states as well as last year’s World Champions, Team No. 118 from Clear Lake (The Robonauts).

Courtesy of the District