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Temple City High Student Earns Trip to Massachusetts Institute of Technlogy

by Lynne Burkardt

Temple City

Temple City High School senior, Vincent Tsang, has earned a trip to the Zero Robotics final competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge in 2014!
Along with one team member from Florida, Vincent placed first out of eighteen alliances in the United States and third out of thirty international alliances.  This is Vincent’s third year participating in the Zero Robotics competition.  TCHS Senior, Albert Chen, assisted Vincent with projects over the past three years.
The goal of the competition was to program a satellite to avoid obstacles and get to a laser as fast as possible.  Once the laser was obtained, students had to rotate it so that it could shoot an object that moves across 3-D space starting at 90 seconds.
As part of the final competition at MIT, an astronaut will run student programs on “floating” SPHERES satellites in the International Space Station.
Temple City High Schools serves students in grades nine through twelve in the Temple City Unified School District.  For more information about TCHS, call 626-548-5042.

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