Mecanum Knights are In It to Win It as Robotics Season Gets Underway

High School robotics competitions are back and no one is more excited than Team 3667, the Mecanum Knights, representing Port Huron Schools. After two years without in-person events, the team is ready to show what they can do.

The team competed at Kettering University in Flint last weekend and made it to the semi-finals, while also winning the prestigious Entrepreneurship Award.

Port Huron Schools Enrichment Coordinator Kristen McRobie said, “Our team had a late start this year compared to our past seasons.  We have a new coach, new mentors, and our student roster is filled with mostly rookie kids so it has been a ‘re-building’ year for us.”

McRobie said that the team has set some new goals to accomplish and will adjust and add some things to their robot prior to their second District competition at Macomb Community College on April 1st and 2nd.

This year’s competition explores the future of transportation and challenges teams to explore sustainable transportation innovations.

Follow the Mecanum Knights on their Facebook page to stay updated on the team’s competition season.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland