St. Gabriel’s Catholic School‘s robotics team earned second place in its division at the UIL State Championship this summer. The group consisted of eight 8th graders and two 7th graders.
The school says its robotics program provides students with valuable experience and proficiency in a variety of STEM fields, as well as important personal skills, such as leadership, communication and problem solving.
This summer’s competition was the first UIL robotics competition. Organizers say Texas is the fourth state in the country to implement a statewide robotics program through its state activities association. Arizona, Connecticut and Minnesota are the other state activity associations with a statewide robotics program.