Three Bishop’s Students Headed to Robotics World Championship
The team’s name – “The Clueless #11212” – might be a misnomer, since the group has earned a spot in the FIRST Robotics World Championship competition for the second straight year.
Ranked in the top 20 out of 5,000 teams world-wide going into the annual April contest held in Houston, Tex., this community team made up of 14 members from five different schools includes Bishop’s students Michael Zeng ’22, Nicholas Liu ’22 and James Hou ’23. Michael is the team captain and lead designer, using CAD skills and a 3-D printer; Nicholas is a 2016 founding team member and the team’s mechanical lead. James specializes in software and joined the team last year.
The team recently won the San Diego League Championship, earning Winning Alliance Captain honors and the Inspire Award. In February, they travelled to Arizona for the Southwest Regional Championship, going undefeated in all six of their qualification matches and coming away with a No. 1 ranking out of the 48 Southwest Region teams.
We’ll be rooting for their success in Houston, April 15 – 18!
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.