The South Central PA Robotics Competition7.0 Competition was held at Penn State Harrisburg on November 11, 2017, with competitors from ten local high schools and organizations. This year's competition was organized by Penn State Harrisburg, HACC, and Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306. Students from Penn State Harrisburg served on the organizing committee, and as judges and mentors for the competition.
Before the competition, free robot kits were provided to the high schools, thanks to the competition's sponsors. As a result, students were able to familiarize themselves with the kits before the competition. In addition, prior to the contest, Penn State Harrisburg Computer Science students provided guidance for some high schools to help students prepare for the contest.
For the first round of the competition, the students had three hours to complete five tasks, requiring the students to program their robots for various challenges involving sensing, movement, and control. The top four teams then competed in a final round to determine the winners. The final round, shown in the image at the left, consisted of a race to through a large maze. All of the contestants from the top three teams will received prizes at the competition.
The final results from the competition are listed below.
First Place Team: Susquehanna Township School District
- Gunnar Leisey
- Noah Brooks
Second Place Team: Commonwealth Charter Academy
- Akbar Aminov
- Kenya Mitchell
Third Place Team: Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306
- Damian Dimopoulis
- Edward Evans
- Ethan Ketner
Fourth Place Team: Commonwealth Charter Academy
- Alisher Aminov
- Andrew Sabath