North DeSoto Middle Excels at Robotics Competition

Northwestern State University’s Department of Engineering Technology hosted its annual Robotics Competition and Smart Structures Show (RC&S3) earlier this month, drawing about 75 middle schoolers to campus to put their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the test. 

Winning teams were, Caddo Middle Magnet, first place; North DeSoto Middle School, second place, and Donnie Bickham Middle School, third place.

This year, the Engineering Technology Department presented a new award for teachers and Robotics Club sponsors.  Flynn Dulle of Caddo Middle Magnet is the inaugural recipient of the STEM Teacher Award. He has been teaching for 21 years and has participated in the RC&S3 since its inception in 2015.   Dulle supervised last year’s winning team for the RC&S3 competition.

The ET Department also recognized STEM teachers who brought teams Stephanie Mason of North DeSoto Middle School, Jermaine Thomas, Natchitoches Junior High and Billy Coutet, Donnie Bickham Middle School.

Tug of War:

Landyn Tipton and Tatyana Tucker, both of Donnie Bickham Middle School, prepared their robots for a tug of war competition during the RC&S3 Robotics competition at Northwestern State University, with Engineering Technology student Michael Harden judging.

STEM Teacher:

Flynn Dulle of Caddo Middle Magnet is the inaugural recipient of the STEM Teacher Award, presented at NSU’s annual RC&S3 robotics competition.


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