BASCS in Press
January 10, 2008 Greater Niagara Newspapers
TECHNOLOGY: Students wage battle of the 'bots' By Joe Olen Greater Niag Newspapers
Robots, bridges and carbon dioxide-powered cars were found battling all over Niagara County Community College 11th annual “Tech Wars” competition on January 9th 2008.
Tech Wars is a creative and academically based technology competition that pits middle and high school students in multiple project-based events of skill, chance and ability. Students design and build robots, cars and other technology-based projects that they enter into a variety of competitions against other students. About 600 students came from all over Niagara and Erie counties to participate in the competition, for which the overall prize was the Tech Wars Cup. Each of the top three winners in each event are awarded prizes and points for their school’s total score.
The districts competed in the following events: autonomous robot, bridge building, musical instrument, short-track carbon dioxide dragster, basic stamp, mousetrap car, architectural design, drafting, sumo robots, VEX robotics, T-shirt design and video production. Awards were handed out to winners in each category. Participating school districts included: Allegany Limestone Central Schools, Barker Central Schools, Buffalo Academy of Science, Cheektowaga Central Schools, Clarence School District, Cleveland Hill Central Schools, Frontier Central Schools, Grand Island School District, Lewiston-Porter Central School District, Lockport City School District and Newfane Central School District.
Students also participated from the Niagara-Wheatfield School District, North Tonawanda City School District, Royalton-Hartland School District, Stanley Falk School-Buffalo, Starpoint Central School District, Sweet Home Central School District, Tonawanda City Schools, Warsaw Central Schools and Wilson Central School District.
Buffalo Academy of Science Students win 2nd place in MS Bridge Structure Event
MS Bridge Structure
1st    Mike Wik                Lockport
2nd   Anthony Torres      Buffalo Academy of Science
3rd    Kasey Johnston     Lockport