Colorado School Leads the World in Robotics

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Kent Denver Students Win Top Award in Global Competition

Kent Denver’s Robotics team earned the prestigious World Championship Design Award at the Vex Robotics World Championship in Anaheim, California, April 18-21.

Five Kent Denver students and their coach, Kent Denver alumnus Bryan Rich, took their robot to compete against 400 of the world's best high school robotics teams from 17 different countries. This is only the second year that Kent Denver students have competed on the robotics circuit.

After a full weekend of competition, collaboration, and interviews, Kent Denver was presented with the Design Award, which honors the "team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project management, time management and team organization."

The competition involves building and programming a robot that fits inside an 18-inch cube. Once in the arena, the robot’s gears extend lifting arms to become several feet tall with conveyor belts that pick up and hold objects and wheels to move around and transport to standing receptacles.

“While there is much talk about the importance of being globally competitive in the 21st century, this is specific and tangible proof that our students and faculty can invent, produce, and operate a robot that is judged to be the best in the world in design,” said Kent Denver Head of School Todd Horn.

Kent Denver is an independent school serving 674 students in grades 6 through 12. Kent Denver’s forward-looking liberal arts program inspires students to think critically and creatively, to write and speak persuasively, and to deepen their understanding of the world around them. All members of the Kent Denver community—students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators—embrace the school’s core values: Integrity, Respect, Personal Growth, Community, and Wisdom.

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