LRSD Makes History with Two Schools Advancing to Mid-West Science Competition

Parkview 's "Real Steel" Engineering Club wins B.E.S.T. Robot Performance Award

Parkview's "Robie the Patriebot" out-performed a large field of 16 competitors to win a spot in the Frontier Trails BEST competition. The event, November 29 through December 1, is hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith and will include schools from eight regions from all over the Midwest United States. Parkview team's robot won their spot by outperforming all others on a 3-dimensional playing field - taking the 2nd Place Performance Award by scoring as many points as the 1st Place Robot from ASMSA.

Parkview's Engineering Club, along with Little Rock Central High's Club (see previous article),  is part of SECME which was established in 1975 as the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering by the Engineering Deans at six Southeastern universities: University of Alabama, University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee and Tuskegee Institute now Tuskegee University. The mission of SECME is to increase the pool of historically underrepresented and under-served students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce. 

Congratulations and good luck to both teams!