A dozen Houston ISD schools took part on the All-Earth EcoBot Challenge at Reliant Center last weekend, which allowed students in grades 5-8 to show off their engineering skills.
Teams of four students designed, built, and programmed autonomous robots. The teams then used their robots to complete a series of missions that connect to the commercial and industrial future of energy exploration, transportation, technological innovation, medical research, and environmental sustainability.
Lanier Middle School’s team TBD placed seventh in the competition. The Rice School and Hamilton Middle School had teams that placed in the top 20. Teams from Almeda ES, Bell ES, Briargrove ES, Briarmeadow Charter, Clifton MS, De Zavala ES, Law ES, Oak Forest ES, and Scroggins ES also competed.