On February 25, Panther Robotics sent four teams to compete at the Indiana VEX Robotics State Tournament against 60 other teams. Overall, it was a great day for both Park Tudor Middle School and Upper School students with three of the four Park Tudor teams making it into the elimination rounds.
During the season, 6842Z (Zach Phelps & Humza Raza) kept a detailed engineering notebook, which documented their build process, game tactics, strategies, programming and team success throughout the season. At the State Championship, 6842Z won the highest award in VEX, the Indiana State Middle School Excellence Award, which earns them a bid to the VEX World Championships April 19-22, where they will compete with 160 of the best middle school teams from all around the world. Prior to VEX Worlds, 6842Z and 6842Y (Matthew Bender, Yash Dandamudi, Matthew Gomez & Logan Miller) will compete in the CREATE U.S. Open National Championships in early April.