17th Annual Olympics & Robotics Competition

The 17th Annual MESA Olympics and Robotics Challenge event was held on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at San Diego City College.  108+ students and volunteers participated.

Teams consisting of MESA students at San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego City College (SDCC), Southwestern Community College (SWC), Morse High School, Imperial Valley High School, Southwest High School, and William Moreno Jr. High School competed against each other in exams that spanned Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and some Engineering material.

Each campus was also allowed up to 3 teams who would program a LEGO MindStorm NXT robotics kit to compete in 2 missions. The first mission required speed and intelligence to maneuver from a home area through a slalom course. The second mission was a combination control and head-to-head event where robots raced to collect the most LEGO pieces and return them back to their home base under a constrained area and time limit.

Olympics Level 1 winners:

3rd place MESA bronze medal and SDMA tote bag:  San Diego City College
1 Troast Nick
2 Deleon Mario
3 Suarez Fredy
4 Gonzalez Bretzner

2nd place MESA silver medal and LG Electronics pens:  San Diego City College
1 Taylor Kiedra
2 Spencer Ted
3 Ridgell Latina
4 Baldati-rice Yvette

1st place MESA gold medal and digital voice recorder: Southwestern College
1 Sanchez Frank
2 Osuga Takesi
3 Ordonez Jorge
4 Martinez Andrea

Olympics Level 2 winners:

3rd place MESA bronze medal and SDMA tote bag:  San Diego State University
1 Duenas Brianna
2 Garcia Matthew
3 Alonzo David

2nd place MESA silver medal and LG Electronics pens:  Southwestern College
1 Guerrero Hector
2 Viva David
3 Hernandez Gustavo
4 Godinez Edmundo

1st place MESA gold medal and TI 84+ calculator:  Southwestern College
1 Ascenico Ana
2 Imran Yasmin
3 Svoroski Yari
4 Cacillas Enrique

Olympics Level 3 winners:

3rd place MESA bronze medal and SDMA tote bag:  San Diego State University
1 Hale Irene
2 Gomez Roberto

2nd place MESA silver medal and LG Electronics pens:  San Diego City College
1 Yepiz Frank
2 Huynh Hung
3 Davidson Jessie
4 Nichol Misty

1st place MESA gold medal and 500 GB Seagate portable hard drive:  Southwestern College
1 Herath Chatura
2 Gianino Mark
3 Bureaud Eric
4 Huang Lihua

Robotics Challenge winners:

3rd place MESA bronze medal and SDMA tote bag:  San Diego City College
1 Gomez Jorge
2 Long Dana

2nd place MESA silver medal and LG Electronics pens:  San Diego City College
1 Troast Nick
2 Gonzalez Bretzner
3 Deleon Mario
4 Suarez Fredy

1st place MESA gold medal and TI 89 Titanium calculator:  Southwest High School
1 Rodriguez Daniela
2 Martinez Andrew
3 Ramos Frederick

Special thanks:

Prize sponsors:

  • The National Science Foundation
  • LG Electronics

San Diego MESA Alliance Industry Advisory Board volunteers, MESA Schools Program advisers, San Diego City College faculty, MESA staff, family and friends:

  • Brianna Lutes of Infrastructure Engineering Corporation
  • Daisy Galeana of Solar Turbines
  • Dr. Douglas Fenner of SPAWAR
  • Maria Victoria Charles of Hamilton Sundstrand
  • Southwest High School MESA Advisor Ms. Sullivan
  • William Moreno Jr High School MESA Advisor Mr. Magallanes

Videos (check out more videos at the San Diego MESA Alliance YouTube channel – Olympics & Robotics Competition playlist).

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