Information and photo courtesy of San Benito High School:
San Benito High School engineering and leadership teacher Thien Vu-Nguyen, who also is the advisor for the campus Robotics Club, recently won a $5,000 grant from Monsanto to offset competition expenses and purchase supplies for the school’s robotics team.
“Being allowed to participate in a second competition is a big step for us,” he said. “Many teams use the first competition as a measure of what their robot can do” by recognizing and repairing “all the kinds and making sure the robot works properly.”
The SBHS robotics team was only able to compete once in the previous season, so “we were only able to really compete in four of 10 matches,” Vu-Nguyen said.
The team will use $1,000 of its grant funding to purchase wires, tires, additional metal and hand and power tools.