Rotary award $500 to LAHS robotics team

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Members of the Los Alamos High School robotics team, named Project Y, shared with Rotarians the world of competitive robot-building during the regular board meeting on Tuesday. To help the team be successful, Rotary awarded Project Y with a $500 check. The new season for competition begins Jan. 9 during which teams will receive word of what the game will be for the new season. The robot they create will be designed around this game. It was explained that Project Y will have six weeks to design, construct, test and re-design their robot. The team is only four years old but has already collected quite a few achievements including receiving the Rookie Inspiration award in 2012 and receiving the Control’s Award this year during the regional competition in Lubbock, Texas. The team recently relocated its headquarters to the STEM Center in the Pueblo Complex. To gear up for the new season, the team is hosting a fundraiser. There will be chile cook-off from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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