WEST SEATTLE SCHOOLS: Boren STEM K-8 hosts robotics competition

(WSB photos/video)

Historic day at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 in Delridge – the school hosted its first robotics competition today!

17 schools were there for the VEX IQ Challenge. Working in pairs, students had to get their robots to haul more plastic rings than their opponents’ robots. Here’s a bit of video:

If you drove, rode, or walked past the school during the competition, you might have noticed the Seattle Police bomb squad’s vehicle – a texter asked us about it. They were there for a demonstration toward the start of the event:

According to the awards list (scroll down this page and you’ll find the tab to click), the STEM K-8 Bots won the Design Award, which qualifies them to move on in state/regional competition – congratulations! This is the third year of robotics at STEM K-8; last year, you might recall, a team went to worlds.

Thanks to Lisa, Kristin, and Mark for letting us know about this! If something cool is coming up at your school (or business, or community center, or …), we would love to hear about it – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE SCHOOLS: Boren STEM K-8 hosts robotics competition"

  • Mrs. A January 7, 2018 (1:47 pm)

    Congratulations Lukas and Gavyn – the 5th grade K-8 STEM team that won the Best Design award and are going on to state!  Congratulations also to all the student teams from K-8 STEM – their calm under pressure and team-building was incredible to watch.

    Thank you also to the Seattle Police Department for bringing bomb squad robots to the event.  The officers were friendly and approachable and clearly enjoyed interacting with the students.

    Finally, kudos to the entire K-8 STEM team – the students, the parents and our amazing tech teacher Julie Schmich!  Without everyone’s collaboration and support, this event would not have happened!

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