TOMBALL - Tomball Memorial High School’s after school robotics club recently competed in The Texas Cup, a FIRST Robotics competition held in San Antonio where they captured a 4th place finish.
The team, also known as Vector #8177, joined 70 teams from across Texas to play the challenging game, “Infinite Recharge”, where robots must compete numerous difficult tasks in matches three-on-three. Of the 35 teams in their division, Vector #8177 finished 4th after the qualification matches, became alliance captains and successfully moved through the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds before falling just short of the finals.
“I am so proud of the Tomball Memorial High School robotics team and their coaches,” Jennifer Adams, Director of Science said. “They have accomplished so much in a short period of time as they are a relatively new team. They worked so hard and outperformed teams that have more experience. I am really looking forward to seeing what they do next year.”
Overall, Vector #8177 placed 6th with their alliance with Lufkin's PantherBots and Monterey's Iron Plainsmen.
This group of innovative young scholars from TMHS benefited from the Young Sheldon STEM Initiative Grant that Tomball ISD was awarded back in 2018-2019 in an effort to strengthen and elevate the robotics programs across the district.This group of students are led by TMHS teachers, David Monroe and Vanessa Coronado.
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 19,000 students at 21 campuses with its 22nd campus scheduled to open in August 2021.