Cyberpatriot teaches how to protect electronics from viruses. The Cyberpatriot club members are instructed by Mr. Poore. The team ended their season in the state rounds as a gold ranked team, however they will not advance to the national competition. National competition in Washington D.C from Mar. 11-15.
Rubalcaba and his students had it all planned out, so that the project would only take one day to start and finish.
“I teach Concepts of Engineering, so to introduce my students to the engineering and design process, I had them go around campus and look for ‘problem areas’ they could address as engineers,” Rubalcaba said.
After identifying what kind of ‘problems’ they were looking at, Rubalcaba had the students do research, brainstorm and build a model (based off of the Engineering Design Process) to present to Principal Canales and Dr. Alcala.
The Lee High School B.E.S.T. (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics Team competed against 32 teams in the San Antonio Hub’s B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition at St. Mary’s University on Oct. 25. The team consisted of students from Lee, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Academy, the International School of the Americas (ISA), and the North East School of the Arts (NESA). The Lee team placed 2nd in the robot contest and 2nd in the overall B.E.S.T. competition. The second place in robot earned one team member, Matthew Orta (a STEM senior), a $50,000.00 scholarship to St. Mary’s College of Engineering.