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Up-A-Creeks Robotics makes off with regional awards

 

March 24, 2018

Photo by Vicky Dorvee NHS junior Drew Arnold said, “I really love engineering, but the people are the reason I stay.“ Here he works in the machine shop of Up-A-Creek Robotics, preparing a piece of equipment to create a component for their robot.

Local robotics Team 1619, based in Longmont, earned a significant honor this month at the Hub City Regional Competition in Lubbock, Texas - the Regional Chairman’s Award. Along with their alliance teams, the team also took first place out of 41 teams at the same event.

Since the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) team was formed in 2004, and dubbed Up-A-Creek Robotics, membership and facilities have dramatically improved. Its beginnings were humble, with the first meeting in a technology classroom at Silver Creek High School. The team moved its resources to the school district’s...



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