Firestone, STEM Programs Still Dominate State

This Season of Robotics at APS
Posted on 04/20/2021
Image of States 88 TeamInnovation Lab Coach Sam Appleby at STEM High School called this season of robotics at Akron Public Schools
a very successful one. "Both Firestone High School and STEM High School participated again this season," said Coach Appleby. "But we are all working hard to get others involved next season so APS has an even greater presence."

Appleby shared with us that:

  • Overall, APS took home 26.5% of all awards presented in Ohio this season between the two programs.
  • APS took four of the 16 Worlds qualification spots; Firestone had three and STEM had one.
  • Since 2014, APS has had 17 teams qualify for the World Championships.
This past weekend, Firestone had two teams qualify for the World Championship by advancing to the semifinals: teams 7316D (The Droids) and 7316X (Xcaliber).

One Firestone team qualified for the World Championship by winning the Design Award: 7316F (Honey Badgers).

Also, Jeannie Yost and Andrew Wallen accepted the STEM Hero award to commemorate Dan Spak and his contribution to the robotics community. Here are some pictures that were taken by Matlack Photography:

Image of States 76 Team, Dan Spak Tribute Image of States 88 Team, STEM Image of Team 7316D,  Semi-Finals
 States 76 Team, Dan Spak Tribute  States 88 Team, STEM  Team 7316D,  Semi-Finals
Image of Team 7316F, Design Award Image of Team 7316X, Semi Finals
Team 7316F, Design Award Team 7316X, Semi Finals

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