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Gunn Robotics Team prevails in Baltimore contest

Original post made on Mar 19, 2012

Driving a robot capable of shooting basketballs into hoops, Gunn High School's Robotics Team prevailed in a recent national competition.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 19, 2012, 9:13 AM

Comments (13)

Posted by moi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

The red hair rocks!

Congratulations all around. You should be extremely proud of yourselves. Go get 'em!


Posted by Rajiv Bhateja, a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

Correction: The teacher's name is Bill Dunbar. And he's the best.


Posted by Paly87, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

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Posted by randy albin, a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

this verifies that Gunn is an outstanding high school. many Gunn grads are very successful in successful careers. the Gunn Alumni Association is very active


Posted by Charlie, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

As a Gunn alum (and Paly parent) I congratulate the outstanding achievement of these cool kids. Hope you had fun, doing this!


Posted by Tony, a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Hi, GRT placed 1st in the Competition, and won the Engineering Excellence Award and the Industrial Safety Award (no rankings).
Great article!


Posted by robomom, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Other robotics teams compete in local competitions (San Jose, Davis). Gunn must be extraordinarily well funded.


Posted by Grayson, a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I give out pretty good quotes, if I say so myself.


Posted by Ruchita, a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Actually Gunn robotics is Not well funded compared to other bay area teams. It is the least funded in that aspect. The reason being that companies think it is well funded, hence they do not sponsor it!

So if you know of any business that would like to sponsor the team, or you are such a business - please contact their coach/contact listed on their website page.


Posted by Give Credit When Due, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I believe that Seth Mallory play a great roll as an adviser to the team and should be acknowledged as well.


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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Posted by Seth Mallory, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

The Girl Scouts robotics team called the Space Cookies won the Chairmen's award at the regional last weekend. Many of the Girl Scouts are from Palo Alto. Way to go Girl Scouts. The next competition for the Girl Scouts, Palo Alto High School, Castilleja School, and GRT will be at San Jose State University March 28-30. Admission is free but best wear closed toed shoes.


Posted by Congratulations, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

On top of spending many hours in their club building their robots these students spent an enormous number of hours cooking, cleaning and selling food at the concessions at Stanford sporting events in order to raise money for their projects. This is a major commitment of time and energy. These students should be commended for their dedication. Those with snide remarks are lacking something in their life. Try getting involved in something that is meaningful to you like these students have done. Go Gunn Robotics!!!


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