Long Beach Robotics recognized at BOE meeting

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At the April 12 Long Beach Board of Education meeting, the board recognized the students of Long Beach Riptide Robotics.

In late March, the Long Beach team participated in their first in person official regional event at Hofstra University. The Riptide worked their way up from last place in qualifiers to 22nd of 39. They were called in as alternates during the finals and ended up placing second.

During the second day of the competition, they had a major setback during the round with radio interference causing their robot to ram into the wall, breaking a major part. The students worked furiously through lunch for roughly two hours to engineer and implement a fix. They got back onto the field with seconds to spare and didn’t miss a single round!

The Long Beach Robotics team competes in several scrimmages throughout the year and plans on attending at least one regional event each school year.

The Long Beach Board of Education is very proud of these students and what they accomplished this year!

Date Added: 5/5/2022