Tigerbotics advancing to state UIIL

Tigerbotics, Glen Rose High School Robotics Team, has advanced to state UIL robotics FIRST competition!  This UIL contest is a very big contest with over half of the teams coming from 6A and 5A schools.  Only 6 schools who have advanced are 4A.  The contest also is made up of private school teams, ISD wide (like Houston) teams, family and community teams, and even some schools in New Mexico which are considered a part of FIRST in Texas district.  Tell Coach Stover and the students on the team congratulations and good luck for this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday contest. 

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST is a high cost, large scale robotics competition.  Students are encouraged to use cutting edge technology, including hardware and software components.  The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the second half of UIL Robotics. The competition kicks off at the start of January. Teams compete in two regional competitions to earn “District Points” during the month of March. Each regional competition will host anywhere from 30-60 teams. The top 80 teams are invited to the FRC State Championship / UIL State Championship in April. 

Attending this competition was made possible by the generous funding of Glen Rose High School, Gene Haas Foundation, Texas Workforce Commission, 7-11, Josefina’s Tamales, Sam & Allison Ward, Stover Engineering, Flores Family V, Faith Baptist Church Hill City, Onyx Media, Sherman & Cathy Harris, Flanary Family, The Beehive Cafe, and Ashley Marie Gonzales Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Thank you for your support of the team.

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