Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures Sponsors Belding High School Robotics Team

Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures has sponsored the Belding High School Robotics Team in previous years for the benefit of helping to educate young persons in the field of engineering and robotics. This is the official press release for the sponsorship in 2014.

Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures sponsored Belding High School's robotics team at this year's Belding High School VEX Robotics 2014 Tournament. Stahlin has sponsored the Belding High School Robotics team for a number of years now. This year, Stahlin was not only a proud sponsor of a team full of bright and engaging students, but was given the honor to present the Stahlin Safety Award to a team which displayed exceptional safety precautions.


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Stahlin's Mike Hill with the Stahlin Safety Award

This is Belding High Schools second year hosting this competition, which is a state qualifying event for VEX Robotics, and went in with the intention to win this home tournament as they did last year. Unfortunately Stahlin's sponsored team, the Belding Redskins, didn't win this year's tournament, but they did win an education of a lifetime.

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Belding Redskins Team 7173B Robot Proudly Sporting Stahlin's Logo

The Belding Redskins entered this year's competition with three teams which consisted of two students and one robot each. There were 29 teams in this year's competition which had to face a new challenge. This year VEX Robotics introduced their competition game as VEX Toss Up. Every team is to find an ally and compete in a two-minute match consisting of a fifteen second period to be followed by a one minute and 45 seconds of driver controlled play period. According to VEX Robotics website, the object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing team by scoring the assigned colored balls into the middle and goal zone by stashing them into the goals and by hanging, or hanging with a ball, at various heights from a colored bar at the end of the match.

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VEX Robotics Arena

Even though competition was tough, two of the Belding Redskins teams had previously qualified for the state competition at Michigan State University. Coach Tom Daller is proud of his team and takes comfort in the fact that his students are able to walk away with more knowledge to prepare for the next tournament.



For more information visit:

www.vexrobotics.com

www.stahlin.com

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