November 14, 2017
After winning first place in UIL and qualifying for the state competition in Frisco, TX, our Robotics team was invited to show our award winning robot to our schoolboard administration. At the meeting, our President, Hannah Jansen, and other top leaders in our Robotics team presented our robot and explained the course and the challenges we have to go through in our competition. We explained how we plan to fix some of our components on our robot to make it better for the state competition.
Our team is so thankful for community support and support from our district.
October 21, 2017
Our students travelled to the CoCo B.E.S.T. competition at Prosper High School and won first place robot and first place 5A-6A UIL BEST Award. Denison Engineering has qualified to go to State this year, making our team State qualifiers for 8 consecutive years! Our team is thrilled and cannot wait to compete again in December at State.
Thank you to our extremely supportive community, all of our sponsors and mentors, and the parents of our students for making this possible.
October 6, 2017
Representatives of our local fire department, Denison Fire Control, met with the Denison robotics team to show us their eqipment and talk about what they do. The students had a lot of fun trying out the different hoses, wearing the oxygen masks, and learning how each piece of firefighting technology works. This experience allowed our team to further research real life firefighting related to this year's B.E.S.T. competition theme as well as brainstorm ideas for the competition.
A special thank you to Denison Fire Control for meeting with our kids and allowing us to show them our robot.
September 9, 2017
A small group of our fantastic Robotics team for this season went to CoCo B.E.S.T. Kick Off at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX to learn about this year's theme, Crossfire.
Our kids were really excited to see the course and brainstorm ideas for this year's robot.
November 15, 2016
After qualifying for the state competiton at district, our Robotics team was invited to showcase our robot and achievements at Denison ISD's board meeting. During the meeting, various team members presented themselves to the board and explained the challenges and achievements of the season.
Key portions of the robotic course were brought and set up at the meeting in order to demonstrate our robot's abilities. Our team also explained the changes that will be made to better perform at the state level in the future. The awards we won at district were also presented to the board, along with an explanation of the game and how we qualified for state.
October 28, 2016
Our students were able to get their smiley faces on TV!
Thank you to KXII for doing a story about our program.
October 22, 2016
The Collin County (CoCo) B.E.S.T. competition is our district meet where we get a chance to qualify for state. While there, our team sets up a booth, attends marketing presentations, and prepares for the head-to-head competition. While numerous team members collectively participate in Notebook judging, our drivers compete in the rounds leading up to the semi-finals and the finals, our supportive fans cheering in the stands.
The marketing team presented Denison Engineering as a company and took on the role of attempting to market our robot. Following the presentation, the booth was showcased to the judges. During these Notebook events, our drivers consistently take the lead in the competiton. They advanced to semi-finals and had the chance to compete in the final round. As the district competition came to a close, it was announced that Denison qualifed for state.