St. Mary's Dominican High School

Robotics

The Robotics Organization is two-tiered: The Robotics Club and The Robotics Team.

The Club meets during the day on Club Days. It is designed for students that desire an intro to robotics without attending after-school meetings. It comprises of 8th to 12th graders. 8th graders will build with the EV3 robot and 9th to 12th graders will use the VEX robot.

The Team meets twice a week after school. There are two teams: an 8th grade team and a 9th – 12th grade team. The FLL Team “Dominibots” is for 8th graders that wish to explore the world of LEGO robotics and travel to fun competitions. The VEX Team “RoboGirls” is for 9th – 12th graders who work with a team to build, program, and control a VEX robot. Learn skills to take to competitions and compete with other teams.

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 (Pictured) The VEX Team “RoboGirls”

Robotics Teams Take Home Wins

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Congratulations to the Robotics Teams that brought home wins from the State Qualifier competition! FTC# 11526 – The Dominican Valkyries, were a finalist for the Motivate Award. FTC Team # 9637 – The Dominican Indiana Janes, were finalists for the Connect Award,  the Think Award, and the Innovate Award. They won the Motivate Award and   …Continue Reading


Robotics Rock at Fest

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Dominican’s Robotics team helped ignite interest in robotics and engineering at the first annual Core Element Community STEM Fest with the Saints and Pelicans. Core Element hosted the Community STEM FEST at the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans facilities on Airline Drive. The goal of the STEM Fest is to ignite curiosity and interest of   …Continue Reading


Dominican Hosts FIRST® LEGO® League Kick Off

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The St. Mary’s Dominican Robotics team hosted on campus the FIRST®  LEGO® League (FLL®) kick-off where students from several New Orleans area schools learned about the different components of the FLL competition. This included programing their EV3 robot, practicing teamwork skills and learning the important points of the Project. The teams are looking forward to their   …Continue Reading


Robotics Teams Take Regional Awards

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At the recent Regional FTC Robotics Competition, Dominican’s two robotics teams won awards in competition that drew 19 teams from across the state. Dominican was one of two all-girl teams at the regionals held March 4 at University of New Orleans Human Performance Center. Dream Machine won First Place for the Motivate Award and Third   …Continue Reading


Robotics Teams Wow at Qualifier Event

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At the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC )Robotics New Orleans Area Qualifier Event, St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s robotics teams qualified for the regional competition to be held at University of New Orleans on March 4, 2017. “In a world full of ordinary women, one group of spectacular ladies left the judges with nothing to wonder   …Continue Reading


Dominican Hosts FIRST Lego League Event

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FIRST LEGO LEAGUE EVENT PHOTO GALLERY St. Mary’s Dominican High School hosted a FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifier Competition on Saturday, November 19th  with 14 participating teams from the New Orleans area. Teams were judged on their Project, Team Work Ability, Robot Design and on the missions their robot completed. Serving as judges were Dominican faculty   …Continue Reading


Dow Chemical Collaborates with Robotics Team

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St. Mary’s Dominican High School FTC Robotics Team welcomed Dow Chemical representatives Machine and Pump Shop Technologist Mr. Jeremy Naquin and Reliability Leader Mrs. Shari Schexnayder (center), during a visit to Dominican’s Robotics Laboratory. Thanks to a grant from Dow Chemical, the school purchased for robotics a new tool storage unit and robot. A vice,   …Continue Reading


Robotics Team Explores the Seas

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When the Pathfinder oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury recently docked at the New Orleans Port, Dominican’s FTC Robotics Team went on board for an informative visit to learn more about STEM careers and the ship’s operations. The Robotics Team learned how the ship maps the ocean floor and how their robotics programming skills can be   …Continue Reading


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