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Parkville and Woodlawn high schools competed in Battle O’Baltimore robotics competition at Woodlawn
8/17/11

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Teams from Parkville and Woodlawn high schools competed against 21 teams from throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina in the fifth annual Battle O’Baltimore, a FIRST Robotics off-season event, held on August 13 at Woodlawn High School.

Both teams performed well, and Woodlawn High made it to the semifinals.

The fifth annual Battle O’Baltimore was coordinated by the FIRST Baltimore Area Alliance and co-sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, the Technology & Innovation in Manufacturing & Engineering (TIME) Center, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, and Army ROTC. Teams each had six weeks to design and build a 120-pound robot to play a game called “LOGO MOTION.”

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) connects volunteer mentors to high school teams to promote interest in innovation and engineering. Official competitions take place in March and April. Off-season events are designed to provide additional competition opportunities and to help train new members.

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Photos courtesy of Fred and Robyn Needel, mentors to the Woodlawn High robotics team.
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