15 Nov 2017

CHS Hosts Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit of South LA Competition

The CHS Bear Bots Robotics Team participated in the 2017-2018 Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) of South Louisiana at Catholic High School on Sunday, Nov. 5. Catholic High School took first and second place in both the middle school and high school divisions. 17 elementary, middle and high school teams from the Baton Rouge Area participated in this event.

The theme for the 2017-2018 RARC competitions is ÒPowering the Future.Ó Students explored an uncharted island full of energy resources.  Using LEGO blocks to represent solar energy, wind energy, nuclear energy, and fossil fuels, elementary and middle school students collected building materials from a failed air drop, repaired them and delivered them to designated locations.  High school teams programmed their Boe-Bot to deliver binder clips representing oil harvesting resources to designated locations.

RARC is a series of three cyber and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competitions for students in grades 3-12 that was developed by the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City, Louisiana. The Cyber Innovation Center is funded by the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security to provide students with the academic fundamentals and cyber degree/career awareness needed to significantly expand the number of cybersecurity professionals entering the U.S. workforce.  The RARC competitions were established in 2011 and have grown include more than 100 teams in the Shreveport area.  RARC expanded to South Louisiana last year.  

To learn more about RARC and how to participate in future competitions, click here.