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Contact: Christine Payton APRIL 26, 2010
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
ROBOTA team of electrical and computer engineering students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette took third place honors at the IEEE Region 5 Robotics competition held in Dallas on April 17.

A total of 27 schools participated in the competition. Teams had to construct a land-based robot, which could autonomously transport expended nuclear fuel rods from a central location to a remote designated location. The robots had to avoid obstacles during transport.

UL Lafayette’s team included undergraduates Ryan Blossom, Josh Lewis and Trilby Lyons. This is the third year in a row that a UL Lafayette team has placed in the top 10 at the robotics competition.

Team members received a certificate and cash stipend for third place. They tied with Louisiana Tech. In first place was the University of Houston, followed by Oklahoma State University in second.


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It ’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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