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”

Ready for Robotics

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Dominican was the host site for a Robotics Fast Start prep session. Members of Dominican’s Robotics Team helped students from area grammar schools prepare for the year’s First Lego League competition that will have the theme, Animal Allies. The competition will focus on how animals and humans can help one another. The Dominican team assisted with   …Continue Reading


VEX Robotics Qualifier

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At the VEX Robotics Qualifier event, St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s VEX Robotics Team placed First in Team Interview, First in Engineering Notebook, and earned a Sixth Place ranking in robot performance. Twelve teams competed at the competition. A Toast of Praise to You!


FTC Robotics State Tournament

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At the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics State Tournament, Dominican’s Robotics team moved into the semi-finals with an 8th place ranking. In the first round they were defeated by the #1 ranked team. Thirteen teams from across southeast Louisiana competed in the event. Dominican’s team was nominated for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award that celebrates a   …Continue Reading


Dominican Hosts Louisiana’s FTC® League Competition

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Robotics teams from nine area high school descended on Dominican’s campus the last Saturday of October for Louisiana’s FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) League event, hosted by Dominican. Click here to see the photo gallery! FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for   …Continue Reading


Senior Robotics Team Tours Laitram

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During a field trip to Laitram, Dominican’s Senior Robotics Team toured the firm’s assembly line, shipping, and the manufacturing area where conveyor belts are made. They also applied their engineering skills, constructing a pencil holder with the same materials that are used to build a conveyor belt. The firm was founded in 1946 by James   …Continue Reading


Robotics – Fast Start Event

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Dominican hosted on campus the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) Fast Start event that helps area robotics teams to understand the robotics competition, get a head start on the competition, and answer any questions new teams may have about competition. The opening presentation was given by Dominican alumna (Class of 74) and Tulane University Professor Annette Oertling,   …Continue Reading


Robotics Scrimmage

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Dominican’s Robotics team participated in the Microsoft/Red Stick Robotics’ VEX Scrimmage at Lakeside Mall on May 6. The event celebrated the power of STEM – Science, Technology, Enginering and Math – and the impact of technology on students’ success. Students from five schools participated in the scrimmage. Joining Dominican’s Robotics team were Matthew Foss, Science   …Continue Reading


DOW and Robotics

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Representatives from Dow Chemical met with robotics students and administrators during a recent visit to campus. Thanks to DOW sponsorship, the Robotics Club has a First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robot. Back row, from left: Robotics Coaches Anjel Guitroz and Crissy Giacona, Principal Carolyn Favre, student Maygan Miguez holding the FTC Robot, President Dr. Cynthia Thomas,   …Continue Reading


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