Leadership Long Beach hosted the annual RobobBowl competition for Long Beach Unified School District middle schools on Saturday, April 29th at McBride High School. With over 30 teams representing 17 middle schools, the Youth Leadership Long Beach high school members coordinated the day-long competition of robotics activities.
8 am Registration
8:30 am Parents’ Forum
9 am Opening Ceremonies
9:15 am Competition Qualifying matches
11:30 am Lunch
12:15 pm Alliance Picking
2:45 pm Championship Matches
3 pm Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks
The first RoboBowl began as a service project by five class members of the Leadership Long Beach Class of 2013. Carmen Brooks, Tyae Burford, Ana Jimenez, Uduak Ntuk and Anna Topolewski felt the need to promote STEM careers and create a credible robotics competition for Long Beach middle school students. The first competition had 150 students take part in the free competition at Westerly School, which included a demonstration by the LBPD SWAT robot team and a presentation on STEM career options.
In 2014, the competition was a service project for the LLB Class of 2014 and expanded the competition to McBride High School with more schools and students involved. In 2015, Leadership Long Beach moved the RoboBowl management to the Youth Leadership Long Beach program, allowing its high school students to coordinate the day’s activities as well as showcasing them as great examples for the middle school students. Each year RoboBowl has grown in quality and quantity as the Youth LLB students enhance the event for the middle school students and their parents.
For the fourth consecutive year, Leadership Long Beach partnered with Long Beach Unified School District to host Robobowl IV, a robotics competition for Long Beach middle schools. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, Youth Leadership Long Beach Class of 2016 planned and organized the event from start to finish.
For the third year in a row, Leadership Long Beach partnered with Long Beach Unified School District to put on a robotics competition for middle school students. However in 2015, it was the Youth Leadership Long Beach Class of 2015 who were the leading event organizers for the day-long competition.
Building upon the first RoboBowl and with the idea of sustainability, five class members from the LLB Institute Class of 2014 continued the path of the original RoboBowl team. Working more closely with LBUSD, more school teams were part of the second edition and well-rounded event for the participants and parents was executed.
Team RoboBowl, a service project for five members of the LLB Institute Class of 2013, organized and managed an informal robotics tournament for LBUSD Middle School robotics students new to the program that would allow them an opportunity to practice in a competitive setting and become familiar with that environment.