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Equal Footing Foundation Computer Clubhouse Teams Compete at the 2012 Botball Tournament

Six Equal Footing Foundation (EFF) Computer Clubhouse Botball teams competed in the 2012 Greater DC Botball Regional Tournament on Saturday, April 21, in Fairfax, Va. Twenty-three teams participated from Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C, and Pennsylvania, including teams from the Baileys, Mott, James Lee, Kingsley, Reston and Willston Computer Clubhouses.

EFF Mott Computer Clubhouse students celebrate their finalist placement in the Double Elimination round.
EFF Mott Computer Clubhouse students celebrate their finalist placement in the Double Elimination round.

Congratulations to the Willston Computer Clubhouse team for placing first in the Alliance Challenge, and to the Kingsley Clubhouse team for placing second. Congratulations also go to the Baileys-Mott Computer Clubhouse team for becoming finalists in the Double Elimination round, and to the Kingsley Clubhouse team for earning a Judges’ Choice Certificates for Most Improved.

Thank you Alion Science and Technology, Micron Foundation, Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), Al Luna, Mott Clubhouse manager and leader of the Rockets and Robotics program for the Fairfax County Clubhouses, and a volunteer core representing various NVTC member companies, for their generous support of the EFF Botball teams.

Botball engages middle and high school students in a team-oriented robotics competition in which they use science, technology, engineering, math and writing skills to design, build, program and document robots. For more information about EFF’s Botball program and other Clubhouse activities, visit www.efooting.org.