3rd Annual "Where in the Neighborhood is Dr. Dunn?" Robotics Competition

By: Ashley Duvelius
April 12, 2012

On March 17, the 3rd Annual Robotics Competition was held at Shroder High School. Each competing team was judged on 1) the robot functions/actions plus the number of structures it made more energy efficient, 2) the team’s floor Design, 3) creativity of their solution, 4) the team’s oral presentation and 5) the table display prepared by each team. Students were judged by CEAS students and faculty, as well as representatives from the robotics industry.

CEAS Judges – Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and seniors Bridgett Gibson and Cheyenne Harden and freshman Theresa Evans

CEAS Judges – Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and seniors Bridgett Gibson and Cheyenne Harden and freshman Theresa Evans

Competing in one of two divisions, high school or middle school, teams create innovative solutions to earn points and awards.  The award for Display was given to Walnut Hills High School Team B and CHCA- Legends.

Oral presentation was won by Walnut Hills High School Team A and The Phoenix Middle School Team 1.

The award for Floor Design was made to Aiken High School and The Phoenix Middle School Team 1.

Aiken High School and Shroder Middle School earned the award for Creativity.

Robot Function was taken by Walnut Hills High School Team B and The Phoenix Middle School Team 1.

Finally, the champions with the most overall points were Aiken High School and The Phoenix Middle School Team 1.

Every year Cheryll Dunn, PhD, and her team from the College of Engineering and Applied Science present new ways to challenge high school and middle school students through a series of problems solved through robotics. The focus this year was to present a problem which challenged students to apply real world issues to the world of robotics.

Robotics Competition Robot

Students from middle schools and high schools across the tri-state competed in “Where in the Neighborhood is Dr. Dunn” competition. In this competition, the students were presented with a topic and were instructed to solve the problem by designing a robot that provides a solution.

The 2012 Robotic Help Nights Competition topic was Energy efficiency. Students were asked to solve the energy crises within Dr. Dunn’s make-believe neighborhood. They successfully made the neighborhood more energy efficient.

The overall competition is sponsored by the American Society for Quality, the National Technical Association of Cincinnati, Toyota, The University of Cincinnati and the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

CEAS congratulates the winners of the 2012 competition!