Some lower school students had a stellar weekend of competition at the 2017 Tech Challenge, with teams of Harker students taking the top two spots in their grade bracket and a third team with three of four members from Harker winning an award for design process. Fifth graders Reza Jalil, Vardaan Ghai, Veyd Patil and Kyle Leung – known collectively as Team Trespassers – took the first place spot, while Team Arctic Infusion – made up of fifth graders Om Tandon, Jordan Labio, Zachary Blue and Neel Handa – finished second.
Team Huskies – comprising fifth graders Nathan Liu, Adrian Liu and Natasha Rajaram and a fourth member from another school – won an award for Outstanding Engineering Design Process. They were also finalists in the video contest, in which teams created videos outlining the creation of their robots.
The Tech Challenge, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this weekend, had contestants design, build and test a robot over a period of several months with the goal of creating a machine that could traverse the course designed for the contest. More than 2,500 students from grades 4-12 took part in the contest. Congratulations to these outstanding roboticists!
Check out this article in the Mercury News. The winning teams are listed at the bottom of the article.