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Robotics: Local robotics team teaches skills, life lessons

Robotics may not seem like an everyman sport, but one local team is trying to change that persona.

Texas Torque Team 1477 poses at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis at the FIRST Robotics World Championship.
Texas Torque Team 1477 poses at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis at the FIRST Robotics World Championship.

The Texas Torque robotics team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” Each year, teams receive a task like shooting basketballs into hoops, tossing Frisbees or, like this year, stacking storage tubs on one another and topping it off with a large plastic trash can.

While Texas Torque Team 1477 only earned a moderate amount of success at the 2015 international competition, team members aren’t newbies to the scene. They were the 2013 World Champions and nearly took the same title in 2014. click here for complete story

Texas Torque robotics team honored at The Woodlands Township board meeting

Screen_Shot_2014-09-26_at_9.46.45_AMThe Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a regular Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, at 6 p.m. The entire meeting can be watched on video at The Woodlands Township website (www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov) The following actions were taken. click here for complete story

Texas Torque showing great success in robotics community

Conroe ISD high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math can apply their strengths to something that has long been a figment of the imagination, but now a reality in today’s society: Robots.

Members of Texas Torque pose for a picture after competing in the 2014 World Championships in St. Louis.
Members of Texas Torque pose for a picture after competing in the 2014 World Championships in St. Louis.

Since 2010, the Texas Torque Robotics Team has tackled a new challenge every year, in which they have several weeks to create a robot which they then enter in various competitions that lead to the robotic World Championships in St. Louis.

The Texas Torque team is student led in nearly all aspects and deals with designing, constructing, and operating a robot as well as providing community outreach in the forms of volunteering, demos, and robotics camps for elementary and middle school children. Students on the team are generally from The Woodlands area, however, it is open to all high school students in the Conroe Independent School District and surrounding areas. Past and present team members have come from the Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands College Park, Oak Ridge, as well as home schooled students. click here for complete story

Texas Torque Robotics Team travels to World Championships

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The Texas Torque Robotics Team, which is made up of students from The Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands High School, and Oak Ridge High School, once again qualified to compete at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championships in St. Louis this past weekend.
The competition began with FIRST sending teams a set of parts to build a robot within a six-week period. The teams competed in regionals prior to advancing to finals. Four hundred teams from over thirty countries made it to the national competition. click here for complete story

Texas Torque – 2nd Annual FIRST Fall Remix

More than 20 teams joined Texas Torque Team 1477 for the second annual FIRST Fall Remix held at TWCP High School. Texas Torque was in second place at the end of the qualification rounds and together with two other teams in their alliance, won in the finals. Recognition goes to Jason Ball, Matt Davies and Lead Mentor Scott Rippetoe for their work.

The event benefited local charities including the Angel Reach Foundation with team donations and the Montgomery County Women’s Center with revenue from T-shirt sales. Texas Torque members are: Anurag Choudhury, Ayesh, Sondapperumaaarachichi, Edward Xie, Fernando Montes, Justin Taylor, Oliver Abdulrahim, Shray Mittal, Alexander Choi, Bryce Kopankiewitz, Caroline Wageman, Connor Smith, Cooper Burner, Gjis Landwehr, Jeffrey Zhang, Matthew Bartell, Patrick McCabe, Vikram Krishnan, Walter Sagehorn, Austin Bae, Bradley Holloway, Chase Noren, Humphrey Obuobi, Jacob Lubecki, Katherine Xie, Kimberly Gordy, Nicholas Morales, Roberto Dailey, Vaishu Kishore, Robert Oakley, Taylor Brown and Colton Coates.