ASME presents Los Alamos Team 4153 with a $10,000 check in front of the team’s 2012 robot that shoots basketballs. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Team 4153, comprised of students in grades 9 through 12, is planning to build another robot for the 2013 competition.
The team this year has 23 students including 16 boys and seven girls as well as 13 adult mentors. Nine of the students have returned from last year’s team.
The mentors are Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, teachers, local engineers, retirees and community members.
A total of $22,000 has been raised to date and the team still needs to raise about $8,000 more.