Robotics championships canceled due to pandemic

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the robotics program was unable to send subteams 62A, 62B, 62K and 62X to the 2020 California VEX VRC High School State Championship. Additionally, subteam 62B could not attend the high school division of the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship, which was slated to be held in Texas in […]

Robotics team 62B wins VEX Robotics Tournament

Robotics team 62B wins VEX Robotics Tournament

Robotics team 62B qualified for the VEX VRC High School State Championship after winning the VEX Robotics Tournament at Corona High School on Feb 9. At the tournament, teams 62B, 62K and 62V competed against 40 other teams to complete tasks like stacking boxes and building towers with robots. Both teams 62B and 62K qualified […]

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics team members, Erik Anderson ’20, Page Clancy ’22 and Dean Reiter ’20 toured the SpaceX production facility with computer science teacher and Robotics Coach Andrew Theiss on Oct. 29. During the visit, students learned about SpaceX’s internal operations and assembly strategies. Clancy, who plans to participate in the American Rocketry Competition this year, said […]

Robotics subteam 62X qualifies for state tournament

Robotics subteam 62X qualifies for state tournament

After earning the Design Award Sept. 21, robotics subteam 62X set a new record for the earliest VEX California State Championship qualification under Team 62’s division. Adjudicators at the qualifying competition, which took place at Arnold Beckman High School, granted 62X the award for creating an engineering notebook. The notebook chronicled all of the team’s […]

Robotics teams compete at World Championships

Robotics subteams 62A and 62X competed in the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center from April 24-27. Subteam 62A, comprised of Jake Futterman ’21, Yvette Copeland ’21, Reggie Kim ’21, Chris Ladreyt ’21 and Isaiah Jeter ’21, won its first elimination match but lost in quarterfinals to the 2019 […]

Robotics subteams win awards in skills and buildings

Robotics subteams 62B and 62X earned esteemed awards in skills and building at the VEX Chaminade Tournament at Chaminade High School on Oct. 19. Team 62B, led by Abraham Gallardo ’20 and consisting of teammates Navid Ghodsi ’21 and William Farhat ’21, became ranked among the top 50 teams in the world after winning the […]

Theiss transitions to teaching full-time

Andrew Theiss joined staff to teach computer science and lead the robotics program full-time this school year, having started at Harvard-Westlake as the part-time advisor to the US robotics team last school year. Since earning his undergraduate degree in computer science, Theiss worked at numerous businesses as a web developer, software engineer and administrator. He […]

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Over the course of the five-day camp he created, Futterman used LEGO Mindstorms EV3 technology to introduce the basics of designing, programming and operating simple robots. Futterman said he was inspired to share his knowledge, experience and passion for robotics after hearing from Ethiopia Health Aid that students in Gode Village were eager to learn. […]

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics subteam 62A members Miles Agus ’18, DJ Lesh ’18 and Cameron Schiller ’18 placed fifth at the VEX Robotics World Championships Championships in Louisville, KY. Subteam 62A was the only school team out of four total to qualify for the event. Six students from the robotics program traveled to Louisville for the competition to […]

Robotics team goes to semi-finals of state competition, qualifies for Worlds

Robotics team goes to semi-finals of state competition, qualifies for Worlds

One of the school robotics teams qualified for the VEX World Tournament after cheating allegations made against them at the state competition were overturned Feb. 24, robotics coach Andrew Theiss said. Subteams 62A, comprised of Cameron Schiller ’19, Miles Agus ’18 and DJ Lesh ’18, and 62K, comprised of Coco Kaleel ’20, Dean Rieter ’20 […]

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