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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Members of school robotics team 62B embrace after winning the 2020 Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship.

Robotics team 62B wins VEX Robotics World Championship

Claire Conner June 8, 2021

The robotics team won the 2020 Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship May 22, becoming the school’s first team to win a world championship. They beat 260 teams, who all qualified for the tournament...

Robotics championships canceled due to pandemic

Julian Andreone June 4, 2020

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...

Robotics subteam 62B poses for a picture with their awards and winning robots at Corona High School on Feb 9. Credit: Published with permission of Andrew Theiss

Robotics team 62B wins VEX Robotics Tournament

Sophia Musante February 10, 2020

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...

Robotics teacher Andrew Theiss, Erik Anderson ’20, Page Clancy ’ 22 and Dean Reiter ’20 pose in front of the SpaceX rocket with their new SpaceX logo cups in hand. Credit: Printed with permission of Andrew Theiss

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Tessa Augsberger October 31, 2019

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...

Subteams 62A and 62X pose for a photo with their two robots at Arnold Beckman High School on Sept. 21. Subteam 62X received the Design Award, setting the record for the quickest qualification for the VEX California State Championship. Credit: Published with permission of Katie Mumford

Robotics subteam 62X qualifies for state tournament

Hannah Han October 3, 2019

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...

Robotics teams compete at World Championships

Frank Jiang May 3, 2019

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,...

Robotics subteams win awards in skills and buildings

Ruoshan Dong November 1, 2018

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...

Theiss transitions to teaching full-time

Sarah Healy September 16, 2018

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...

Jake Futterman ’21 taught robotics and STEM ideas at Gode Primary School in July as the first phase of his overall vision to create a sustainable robotics program in rural Ethiopia. Printed with permission of Jake Futterman.

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Lindsay Wu August 31, 2018

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...

Cameron Schiller ’18 works on his robot the night before the VEX Robotics World competition in Louisville, KY. The team that qualified for World’s is comprised of Miles Agus ’18, Schiller and DJ Lesh ’18. The team has built six robots throughout this season. Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Kendall Dees April 26, 2018

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...

Justin Ansel 20, Danny Seplow 19, Coco Kaleel 20 and Cameron Schiller 19 discuss team strategies at the Southern California VEX Robotics Tournament Pomona. Credit: Coco Kaleel 20

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

Luke Schneider March 23, 2018

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...

Sophomores win Judge’s Award at robotics competition

Casey Kim January 14, 2018

Stephanie Cho ’20 and Jenna Kronenberg ’20 won the Judge’s Award at Howl in the Hills VEX Robotics Competition in Chino Hills on Jan. 13. The judges were impressed by the robot’s design and...

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