Advanced Robotics Students Making a Name for Chatham High; Will Host State Qualifying Regional in December

One of Chatham High's award-winning robotics teams, l to r: Carson Storm, Chris Landolfi, Anthony Tesoriero and Catarina DeMatos at Chatham BOE meeting on Monday Credits: TAP Chatham
Machines made by Chatham robotics team for competition and the awards won this past school year Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - CHS teacher Julianna Ryan and her Advanced Robotics students came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night and showed the board members how far the robotics program has come in just two short years.

Chatham had two teams compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge, where teams build robots, program them and compete against other schools in tournaments. And Chatham's two teams conducted themselves in such an exemplary manner that Chatham High has earned the honor of being the host school for a 30-team state qualifying regional on Dec. 3.

Ryan reported that there were 17 students who took her Advanced Robotics class this year and six of them were females.

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Robotics team members, senior Catarina DeMatos and juniors Chris Landolfi, Carson Storm and Tony Tesoriero smartly thanked the board members for their support with needed equipment, which includes a 3D printer the team uses to build parts for its robots.

The students gave a demonstration (see videos below) and explained how they began to experiment with drones, taking an overhead video of the CHS Marching Band.

Board president Jill Critchley Weber asked what would be on the wish list for the next school year and a CNC machine and more class time were at the top of the list. A CNC machine would allow the students to make metal parts for their robots, which would help prevent problems caused by plastic 3D pieces that often break during competition.

Advanced Robotics teacher Julianna Ryan gives an overview about the successes two CHS robotics teams achieved during the school year

Tony Tesoriero gives a demonstration at the Chatham BOE meeting with the robot the Chatham students made with the help of a 3D printer 

Chris Landolfi demonstrates how balls were thrown during robotics competition

Catarina DeMatos talks about the move the CHS robotics team plans to make into drone experimentation



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