The School of Computer Science Hosts Roboticon 2018

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2018

Written by Shelby Tom

The School of Computer Science hosted Roboticon 2018, a robotics and programming competition for high school students

During this year’s College Royal, the School of Computer Science and the Society of Computing and Information Science (SOCIS) hosted Roboticon 2018,  the 17th annual robotics and programing challenge, designed for high school students. This year, teams of students were given Harry Potter-themed challenges that they had to complete while following strict rules and timelines. Students worked together to solve the challenges using Lego Mindstorms kits.

This year’s winners were:

  • First Place - The Maverick from Voskamp’s Academy
  • Second Place -Errand Ghosts from Voskamp’s Academy
  • Third Place - Team Allochthonous from TD Christian High School

The first place team received a Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Kit ($450 value), and a plaque on the amazing LEGO trophy that remains in the School of Computer Science’s trophy case. The second place team received a LEGO gift card valued at $150, and the third place team received a LEGO gift card valued at $100. All of the winning teams also received a Harry Potter-themed trophy to take home with them. These trophies were made by some of our Bachelor of Computing students. First place was given the Goblet of Fire, second place received the Golden Snitch and the third place received the Sorting Hat.

There were also raffle prizes to be won by some of the students. Participants had the chance to win the entire Harry Potter book collection, and three Cineplex movie passes.

The School of Computer Science would like to extend their thanks to SOCIS for helping to organize this event, and would also like to extend their thanks and congratulations to all the students that participated this year. We hope to see you all again next year for Roboticon 2019!

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