Top Bar

Black Rock Middle School


Royals' Trio Wins Interstate Robotics Challenge

Black Rock Middle School’s Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently traveled to Maumee, Ohio to participate in Dana Incorporated’s inaugural Robotics Challenge - a youth robotics competition meant to spark an interest in STEM in minority students - where Royals' eighth graders Arryannah Glover, Anjola Oguntunde and Favour Igwe ultimately claimed top honors in their age group!

With the victory, Black Rock's tremendous trio earned an all-expenses-paid trip to West Lafayette, Indiana, where they will spend a week in June living on Purdue University's campus and learning in the Boilermakers’ prestigious summer engineering workshop.

In the Robotics Challenge, Glover, Oguntunde, Igwe and the rest of the Royals faced off against teams from Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, who all qualified for the competition after winning STEM-related tournaments in their hometowns. The teams were tasked with designing, building and programming a robot to perform a specific set of objectives. The team whose robot successfully completed the most tasks and earned the most points would be named the winner, and, in this case, it was the contingent from Black Rock!

Congratulations to Arryannah, Anjola and Favour on this amazing accomplishment!

The winning trio wear protective eye gear
The winning trio working on their robot
The winning trio working on their robot
The Royals outside of Dana Inc.
Full Black Rock team photo in Ohio
The girls and their medals