East Carolina University alumna Elizabeth Pate, a 2011 graduate with a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in science, was a member of the group that took home second place this month in the Palmetto Regional robotics competition in Charleston, S.C.
Pate and her team competed in Rebound Rumble, building robots that could shoot foam basketballs through basketball hoops and balance on a teetering platform. The win qualifies them for national competition.
The competition is the flagship event of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) season in South Carolina. The Citadel and city of North Charleston hosted the 3-day Ninth Annual Competition, which drew 47 teams from eight states.
Pate is a science teacher at South Central High School in Greenville. For additional information, contact Pate at PateE.firstname.lastname@example.org.