SUNY Broome holds Robotics Competition


Students from across the area had their engineering skills on display.

SUNY Broome hosted its 10th annual Southern Tier Robotics Competition. 

Around 120 kids from 12 different schools used their knowledge in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to create, program and test their own robots.

Students could enter any of 6 events which including the large swept-away challenge, the forklift challenge and the maze programming challenge.

Whitney Point Physics teacher Ethan Leet says it’s been a very educational event that the students really get in to. 

Winners in the various categories received a trophy or plaque along with bragging rights.

Traditionally the event has just been open to middle and high school students, but due to its growth, Leet says there is a separate event for elementary school students in a couple weeks. 


  • Whitney Point won the grand championship this year.
  • They will take home the trophy for the year and bring will it back next year to defend.
  • BOCES New Visions won last year. (So they had the trophy last year.)
  • Whitney Point also won the Maze Challenge and the Autonomous Line-Following Challenge.
  • Seton Catholic won the Large Swept-Way Challenge  
  • Owego Apalachin won the Small Swept-Way Challenge
  • Sidney won the Autonomous Task Challenge
  • BOCES New Visions won the Forklift Challenge


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