A Packed Weekend for the Robotics Team

Posted May 8, 2018 / Last updated May 11, 2018

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Robotics team members attending the 2018 Tulane Engineering Forum. Back row from left: Lucas Deane(2019), James Bragg(19), Emory Ducote(18), Alex Stapp(19), and Coach Mr. White. Front row from left: Reece deBoisblanc(19) and Hayes Martin(20).

Robotics team members attending the 2018 Tulane Engineering Forum: (back row from left) Lucas Deane, James Bragg, Emory Ducote, Alex Stapp, and Coach Kyle White; (front row from left) Reece deBoisblanc and Hayes Martin

On Friday, April 20, the Jesuit Robotics Team attended the annual Tulane Engineering Forum—an engineering conference that addresses a broad spectrum of technological issues. The Blue Jays aimed to network with the 500 professional engineers in attendance and provide information about high school robotics at their team booth. They attracted attendees to their booth by having their robot on full display and demonstrating all of its capabilities. It was time well spent as the robotics team got to make valuable connections with industry professionals while showing off their robotics knowledge.

The following day, Saturday, April 21, the team arose bright and early for the Mini Maker Faire hosted at Delgado Community College in Lakeview. The Maker Faire is a gathering of a broad spectrum of people—from engineers to artists to scientist to crafters—who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It was a perfect opportunity for team members to engage with people about robotics and to show off their skills by demonstrating the capabilities of the previous year’s robot. They also had a miniature version of their robot for attendees to drive and play with.