Thursday, April 10, 2014

Edison Students Compete in Robotics Competition

Pictured L to R: Billy Deemer, John Buena, and Dallas Crossland.
Edison Community College students recently participated in Ohio Robotics Xtreme BOTS Competition on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Nutter Center Arena at Wright State University.

The Xtreme BOTS Competition pairs student teams with local manufacturing companies and mentors who provide necessary materials and technical assistance to build a competitive, remote control 15-pound robot. Teams face off in one-on-one competition with the goal of disabling their bot opponent. A total of 18 schools, 43 teams and 203 students participated in the STEM event.

Edison’s team, which included electronics engineering technology students, John Buena of St. Paris and Dallas Crossland of Sidney, and engineering student, Billy Deemer of Bradford, battled their robot, ‘The Box’. Their robot was constructed at Edison Community College with help from Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology, David Barth.

“The students worked very hard on the robot, spending every Saturday for months in the machine shop,” said Barth. “Even the announcer was impressed with how sturdily built our robot was. It took tremendous hits and kept on running. I’m very proud of the team.”

Ohio Robotics, Inc. mission is to provide workforce development initiatives that promote clear paths in advanced manufacturing through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines that enhance critical thinking, leadership, and team-building skills.

To meet the regions demand of highly skilled STEM professionals, Edison Community College offers a host of degree options in STEM related fields. For a complete list of courses offered visit

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