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Oak Mountain Middle School’s robotics team has added another title to their resume after winning the Technology Student Association (TSA) National VEX IQ Robotics Competition on June 24 in Atlanta. more

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When Cieasha Jones, 13, attended a May 23 10,000th robotic surgery milestone event at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she had no idea she would have the opportunity to experience one-on-one simulated surgical training with renowned UAB surge more


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Several Oak Mountain Middle School students had success this past December at the SMS Robotics Competition in Opelika. more

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Robotics program growing ‘exponentially’ as students find stepping stone in STEM. more

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner/Shelby County Schools.

Robotic teams from both Oak Mountain Intermediate School and Oak Mountain Middle School can both claim the title of “World Champion” after winning awards in two major categories at the 2017 VEX IQ Worlds Robotics Competition. more

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For almost two years, Rebekah Austin, who teaches third grade at Oak Mountain Elementary School, has been using robots to teach students critical thinking skills. more

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This year’s theme was “Bet the Farm,” where students had to research hydroponics, the history of farming in America and build a robot to complete “farming” activities. more

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Oak Mountain Middle School teacher Sherri Whitehead was named the VEX IQ teacher of the year at the 2016 VEX Worlds robotics competition. more

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​Students in the gifted education classes at Oak Mountain Elementary had the opportunity to work with the robotics department at Oak Mountain Middle School. more



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​Two sixth-grade Oak Mountain Middle School robotics teams won a statewide championship March 12. The teams are led by Sherri Whitehead. more


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Oak Mountain High School’s robotics team, which is composed of 21 students, participated in a BEST robotics competition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Oct. 11 with other area schools. more

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The team will compete at UAB on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. More information about the competition can be found on the UAB School of Engineering website. more

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Two Oak Mountain Middle School students placed in the top 10 of three competitions among competitors from across the nation at the VEX Robotics Competition in Grapevine, Texas on June 28-July 2. more


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Stonecreek Montessori Academy’s middle and high school robotics team, the Robostangs, steered their robot to a victory at the FIRST Technology Challenge, North Alabama Qualifier held in Huntsville on January 24. more

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Photo courtesy of Scottie Wilson.

This month Spain Park’s Engineering Academy will compete in the annual UAB Blazer B.E.S.T. (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Regional Robotics competition. more

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Team Blunderbuss hopes their current success leads to a future for their program. more

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Two Berry Middle School Lego Robotics Teams returned to Hoover with trophies following a successful showing at the University of Alabama’s Robotics Competition in April. more

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This is the system’s third year to hold challenges among LEGO Clubs. Through its grant program, the Hoover City Schools Foundation has provided funding for much of the equipment. more

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On Jan. 25, the team will compete in the statewide FIRST Lego League State Championship in Huntsville. more

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Jim Carman has attended most Oak Mountain High School robotics team meetings for the past seven years as the group’s lead mentor. But Carman will put up his tool kit in 2014. more

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