2 FWISD Teams Earn Judges Awards At Bell Vertical Robotics Competition
Five Fort Worth ISD teams competed in the 2019 Bell Vertical Robotics Competition recently, and of those teams, two earned special judges’ awards.
Young Women’s Leadership Academy was recognized for its Presentation and Engineering handbook, and Paschal High School took home the Judges Choice Award. Other competing teams representing FWISD in the contest included Southwest High School, Young Men’s Leadership Academy and the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA.
The third annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition, hosted Saturday, December 7 at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Mavericks Activity Center, is a drone contest, and this year’s theme was On-Demand Mobility. Teams from 17 high schools across Dallas-Fort Worth and Virginia had eight weeks to design and assemble drones capable of simulating air-taxi movement of people and rapid delivery of product orders.
“On competition day, the teams competed head-to-head to put their design solutions to the test,” according to the Bell Flight website. “In addition, teams were required to use their critical thinking skills as they executed a product order rapid-delivery mission and completed other problem-solving challenges during the competition.”