IHA Robotics Club officers Rebecca Coronel ‘16, Carmela Stone ‘16, Megan Twiss ‘16, and Olivia Cantarella ‘18 have been deeply involved in the Google Lunar XPRIZE Competition, with the help of IHA’s Robotics Club moderator and technology teacher, Mrs. Sharon Mistretta.
The girls have dedicated much of their summer to working on the project. As part of the requirements for phase two, they hosted a STEM outreach event at IHA to unveil what they have been working on. The team demonstrated their robot, which they had programmed to perform tasks on the lunar landscape they built.
Part of the project involves donating four robots to an underprivileged school. The girls presented the robots to Sacred Heart School in Jersey City and will return there later in the fall to work with the students.
Also present at the event were IHA Robotics Club members Dana Padilla (‘18), Emma Hammer (‘18), Emily Koehne (‘18), and Kristen Kjetsaa (‘18), who have been assisting the team with the project.
“I think the robotics competition helped me not only learn more about robotics and engineering but more about myself and my abilities. I have learned a lot about what I am able to do as well as gaining invaluable knowledge,” said Rebecca Coronel, president of the IHA Robotics Club.
The competition started with over two hundred teams, and IHA made it into the top thirty.
By Emily Koehne ‘18, Social Media Chair
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