San Diego High School of Science and Technology is taking the next step in its robotics competition, and could use your help.
Only two years into the program, and the team is going to the nationals.
Students tell NBC 7 that when it comes to math and science, this is a win for everyone.
“Everyone who is in program learns a lot of skills like problem solving, engineering obviously, programming,” said Olivia Down, a robotics team member. “You basically learn how to work as a team to accomplish a goal and that's important to everyone's future.”
San Diego’s Sci-Tech won the San Diego regionals this year after being recognized as the highest rookie last year. Their robot, named “Robosaurus,” received points for dunking a ball – and assisting other robots.
“We go out there and think, ‘What's the solution? What are we going to do to make things right?’” said Jonatan Rivera, former president of the robotics team. “We don't go out there and doubt ourselves, and I think that's a major point in any sport or competition.”
Team member Alexander Surks said the name of the game is Aerial Assist, and they are ready to win.
“The purpose of our robot is to assist other teams and assisting is where you get the most points and that's why we’re going to win,” said Surks.
The national competition will be held next month in St. Louis. Students need $20,000 to send the team to the competition. The school is accepting donations and holding fundraisers to raise money. To contribute, click here.