Cyborg Cats Robotics Team Earns Second Place at Shawnee Regional

Westminster’s Robotics Team, the Cyborg Cats: Team 4256, competed in the two-day Shawnee Regional tournament in Oklahoma City last week and finished in second place. The Cats battled against 44 other teams spanning from Louisiana to Colorado. During the closing ceremony, the Cats earned the Imagery Award which celebrates the attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration of machine and team appearance.

Westminster’s robotics team began in 2011 with just a few students and now involves over 50 students. As the Cyborg Cats continue to grow, their purpose remains the same — they strive to use robotics as an agent of community improvement and a canvas for self-expression. This year’s group of students, which includes several middle schoolers, has shown dedication to the complexity of promoting, designing, and building a robot in a condensed season.

Not only does the team strive to build honorable robots and earn recognition while competing, they are also passionate about providing educational opportunities to youth in the area as well. Throughout the course of the year, the team travels to area elementary schools to demonstrate how their robots work and teach them about STEM.

If you’d like to see the team in action, they will be competing in the St. Louis Regional this weekend, March 31–April 2, at the Chaifetz Arena. Can’t make it to the tournament? Watch via livestream!

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