Friday, March 7—
Ramona High School’s robotics team ranks sixth today, the second day of the San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition in downtown San Diego.
The Ramona students are competing against approximately 60 teams, reports Kim Lasley, Ramona school board member at the competition in Valley View Casino Center, formerly San Diego Sports Arena.
The intense three-day competition showcases robots developed and operated by high school teams from throughout the nation and world.
FIRST is an acronym: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
The multinational competition teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem. The program is considered a life-changing, career-molding experience and a lot of fun.
Each year the competition reaches more than 58,000 students on approximately 2,300 teams in competitions
held across the United States and in other parts of the world. Teams come from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and every state in the U.S.
The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of a great deal of focused brainstorming, teamwork, mentoring, project timelines and deadlines.
The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering and invention are exciting and interesting, agree supporters.
Competition on Saturday will start at 8 a.m.
Team adviser for the Ramona team is geometry and pre-calculus teacher Richard Waters.