South Eugene Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championships


South Eugene Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championships

For the first time ever, the South Eugene Robotics team, also known as SERT, has achieved the impressive ranking of No. 1 in the Pacific Northwest. This accomplishment has earned them a spot at the World Championships in Houston, Texas. University of Oregon Professor Paul Dassonville serves as a mentor for SERT and expressed how significant it is for the team to hold this top position in their region. At the recent Northwest District competition, they performed exceptionally well by winning two events, a first in their team’s history. Dassonville noted the team’s progression over the years, with older students passing on their knowledge and skills to newer members, leading to continuous improvement.

SERT focuses on building robots that can compete in races and demonstrate various skills. They will be competing against 600 other robotics teams from across the globe during the 4-day competition that kicks off on April 17th. When not participating in competitions, the team engages in community outreach and service initiatives. To support their journey to the World competition, SERT is actively raising funds to cover travel expenses. Those interested in donating or providing support can visit the SERT website, sert2521.org, to learn more about the available options, including a Go Fund Me page.

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