Walker Career Center has just received word that the project they have entered into the German-based company, Phoenix Contact’s, Xplore competition has been accepted to continue toward world competition. The Xplore competition is the next step up from last year’s Nanoline national competition. The project this year will be called Sundae Fundae featuring an automated sundae making machine. The group, Brian Wyatt, Jaidy Hernandez and Jonathan Owens along with sponsor, James Hanson, submitted a video for consideration. The team has entered their design in the “Inspiring Engineers” Category and has just received word that they are among the 100 finalists in the competition’s seven categories to move forward to the build phase. They will soon be notified of the next round of instructions and will be on their way to competing for another championship, worldwide this time.
The Xplore competition is open to high school students, college students, and interns currently working in automation facilities. The category of “Inspiring Engineers” is limited to high school students from around the world. These students were all members on the team who won the USA competition for their automated pill dispensary “RoboDose”. They traveled to Germany in the spring to present their project alongside the German winners at the world renowned Hanover Trade Fair. The Warren community can be proud to have students competing at this level. Good luck team!