Wiener Neustadt/Saint Augustine (USA) – For several years now, students of HTL WienerNeustadt have participated at Botball, an international robotic tournament. After some already good rankings in the past, this time they won the prize.
Botball aims to inspire kids and young people for science, technology and engineering. This year’s championship took place from 6 to 10 July in Saint Augustine, Florida, organized by the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER).
For HTL Wiener Neustadt, the teams “items” and “Robot0nFire” met the challenge. With great success: Team “items” reached the score of 100 percent and won everything possible. For the very first time, a non-US-team could take it all. Furthermore, the team scored first place in the categories “Seedings” and “Double Elimination”. “Robot0nFire” reached fourth place in the overall ranking. The Austrian students competed against 250 other participants from seven nations.
SEC Consult supports HTL Wiener Neustadt in several ways. We offer internships for students, provide knowledge and even financial support for the trip to Florida.
Enthusing young people for science and technology is quite important. Especially regarding IoT, there will be great job opportunities in the fields of robotics and networking. For maintaining economic success and succeeding in international competition, it’s crucial to have the best educated workforce.
We are already looking forward to Botball 2017 to win again.