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UE Seniors Win Second Place at Annual IEEE Competition

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

University of Evansville seniors Jake Schwartz and Austin Deuerling won second place at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) SoutheastCon Regional Competition in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday March 15. Their robot placed above 42 teams, including such universities as Duke, Virginia Tech and the University of Florida.

 

Schwartz and Deuerling, both electrical engineering majors, designed their robot to shoot darts in a simulated basketball goal from various distances to emulate the playing and shooting dynamics of basketball on a simulated basketball court.

Winners at the competition were decided by the number of points earned by completing goals and completion time. The highest scoring robots were both fast and precise.

Schwartz is from English, Indiana, and Deuerling is from Wadesville, Indiana.

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