Makati schools dominate 2012 Tagisang Robotics

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[/caption] Benigno Aquino High School?s Team Benigno Knights topped the elimination round with a clean 6-0 slate, earning them the Best Team Award and earning P100,000 cash prize, P30,000 for their coach Edwin Engana, medals for all students, and a trophy for their school. The alliance of Bangkal High School?s Team Super Automated Mechanize Universal Electrobots (SAMUEL), Tibagan High School?s Team Cybertron, and Makati Science High School?s Team MakSci Immortals ruled in the final round as the Best Alliance and taking with them P150, 000 cash prize, their coaches Marvin Ragasa, Dorothy Naval and Job Ferrer, respectively, getting P10,000 each, medals for students and trophies for their schools. [caption id="attachment_6802" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="After being down 1-0 in the race-to-two finals match, the alliance of Bangkal High School Team Super Automated Mechanize Universal Electrobots (SAMUEL, Tibagan High School Team Cybertron, and Makati Science High School Team MakSci Immortals forced a draw before finishing with back-to-back wins in the Final Round of the 2012 Tagisang Robotics as they moved on to win as the Best Alliance"][/caption] Malayan High School of Science?s Team Sindak is the Tagisang Robotics first Rookie of the Year Awardee as it finished with a 5-1 win-loss card, the best among the 10 new schools this year. Team Sindak won a P50,000 cash prize, P10, 000 cash prize for their coach Dhonny Bacuyag, medals for the students and trophy for the school. The robotics competition, organized by the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI) together with the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center (NFSDC), is an annual varsity type robotics competition that seeks to promote robotics to the youth and eventually entice them to pursue studies and careers in science and engineering. The game is a mixture of Filipino-loved sports, basketball and football, using robots where alliances ? composed of three teams ? try to score buko, melon, and pakwan balls to their opponent?s goal. [caption id="attachment_6800" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption=". Intense battles between two alliances draw massive cheers from supporters and the crowd at the SMX Center November 22 to 23 during the finals of the 2012 Tagisang Robotics"][/caption] SEI director Dr. Filma G. Brawner said the competition is a good headstart for schools to venture into robotics in the hope that the students will have interest in pursuing careers in science when they go to college. ?So I encourage you to keep your heads up, because your journey is just starting. Be proud and optimistic for you are just scratching the surface of your potential as future professionals in the field of robotics,? Brawner said. ]]>

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