Zero Robotics- Middle School ISS SPHERES Challenge 2017
The Idaho STEM Action Center would like to extend huge congratulations to Idaho’s Zero Robotics teams for their West Coast championship in the Synchronized Position Hold Engage Re-orient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) challenge for the 2017 Zero Robotics Program!
Teams from all over Idaho created and strung together massive amounts of computer code used in real time to navigate robotic equipment aboard the International Space Station. Idaho competed against teams across the world and the competition was streamed live from space. Zero Robotics is a computer programming competition for middle school students through a partnership between MIT and NASA.
The Idaho STEM Action Center help fund the Zero Robotics Program in Idaho. Idaho AfterSchool Network facilitated the Idaho’s Zero Robotics program and worked with out-of-school program providers and school districts to provide the program curriculum, training, and technical support at no cost for the teams.
The STEM Action Center is proud to help bring this program to Idaho and all the teams that represented Idaho so well. For more information on the program, click here.
Team across Idaho included:
- Coeur d’Alene Launch Academy, CDA
- TRIO Code Talkers, Pocatello
- The Undergrounders, Kellogg
- Lakeland Hawks, Rathdrum
- NWA 2.0, Burley
- College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls
- East Bonner County Library District and Sandpoint Middle School, Sandpoint
- Victory Middle School, Meridian
- Carey Astronauts, Hailey
- Sage International, Boise
- The Spud-niks, Boise
tives Bob Goodlatte and Anna G. Eshoo, co-chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus, who requested and supported the creation of the CAC.
For more information click <a style="background-color: #ffffff" href="http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/">here</a>.