Robotics Club Competes in IEEE SoutheastCon Robotics Competition
Twelve students from the B-CU Robotics Club in the College of Science Engineering and Mathematics (CSEM) traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, April 11 –April 14, 2019, to compete in the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon Robotics Competition. The B-CU team placed 10 out of 44 schools participating in the competition. The students won second place against the competing schools from Florida, and out of Volusia County B-CU brought home first place.
Members of the B-CU team worked for several months building and programming their robot to prepare for the competition. This extracurricular activity enabled the students to go beyond what is taught in the classroom and enhanced their interest and confidence in STEM discipline. The students were majors from Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems disciplines. Three technical papers written by faculty from the B-CU Computer Science & Engineering department also were presented at the IEEE SoutheastCon conference.
“Preparing for the robotics competition has enhanced my leadership skills and taught me how to work cooperatively in a team. I have also learned more about robots and the motors which make them operate as they are programmed to do," said Brent McGlashon, President of the B-CU IEEE Student Chapter.
The students were accompanied by Dr. Juan Calderon, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Xiaohe Wu, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, and Mrs. Wenda Williams, Executive Assistant to the Dean of CSEM.
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the robotics competition: Manit Bhusal, Mel Cabrera, Michael Curry, James Epps, Thomas Everett, Ashim Ghimere
Brent McGlashon, Teandre Roberts, Jode Sanderson, Talor Sherritt, Michael Starkes and Ryan Williams.