Lowell High School’s robotics team won a slot in a national competition, after scoring the “Rookie All Star” award in a regional round Saturday.
The team, which entered the national FIRST Robotics competition for the first time this year, built and programmed a remote-controlled robot that plays basketball. Lowell recorded seven wins and three losses at the regional competition in Davis, the seventh best record among the 50 Northern California teams. Lowell’s was the only San Francisco team this year.
“No one expected our team to do so great,” said Lowell senior Walter Pan. “I was really impressed by what our team was able to achieve.”
Pan said that the team would spend the next month fundraising and preparing for the national championship in St. Louis, which runs from April 25 to 28.