Moorpark College Engineering Club Places 13th in WORLD Robotics Competition

In April 2014, the Moorpark College Engineering student organization, under the direction and coaching of Professor Scarlet Relle, competed in the VEX Robotics WORLD Championship competition and took 13th place.  The competition was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.  There were 60 competitors from around the world representing top universities.  Over the period of several days and rounds of elimination, Moorpark College made it to the quarter-final round, winning their first game against Puerto Rico.  Moorpark College then moved on to compete against a veteran team from New Zealand, where Moorpark lost in a nail biting 43-45 game. 

The team of Moorpark College students were thrilled they did so well in the competition against so many heavy hitting university teams  from New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the United States.  Moorpark College Engineering Club participants included the following students: President Bryce Chanes; Project Manager Michael Culver; Vice President Chris McLaughlin; Bryce Chek; Jesus Ojeda; Maxwell French; Alex Fischer; Christopher Kee; Ben Daunt; Eric Cole; Erik Leiterman; Kim Le; Jake Babich; James Eckdahl; Diba Zia Amirhosseini; and Justin Perez-Norwood.