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Students at Nysmith School Invited to the World Robotic Competition - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Apr 12,2018
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Matthew Li, (fourth from left) is a seventh grader at Herndon’s Nysmith School for the Gifted. He and the other members of the Nysmith Vex IQ Robotics team, Rising Phoenix. (from left) Sophia Lee, Samantha Li, Pranav Anumandla, David Han, Daniel Wu and not pictured, Cynthia Wu, won this year's Vex IQ Robotics Virginia State Championship - middle school division. Photo contributed

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By Mercia Hobson

HERNDON - Robotic teams across the globe, be afraid, very afraid. The Vex IQ Robotics team, Rising Phoenix, with team member Matthew Li from Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon, recently won at this year’s Vex IQ Robotics Virginia State Championship. middle school division, a one-day challenge in Doswell, Va., held Feb. 17, 2018. The other members of the team are friends of Li's from his hometown elementary and middle schools and his sister, Samantha. Matthew's father, Yun Li is the Robotics Team Coach.

Kenneth Nysmith, Head of the Nysmith School for the Gifted, said: "The team is super thrilled…and can't wait to share that news with all friends and family!"

Team Rising Phoenix designed and built a robot in accord with strict VEX IQ requirements to compete against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge of multiple robotic matches played on a 4-foot by 8-foot rectangular field. Classroom STEM concepts, science, technology, engineering and math, were put to the test as team members learned and practiced lifelong skills in cooperation, leadership and communication while building and competing with their robots.

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