The City of Delray Beach congratulates Atlantic Community High School’s Eagles Robotics Xperience (ERX) and team coach Vladimir Safin for their stellar performance in this year’s robotics season. ERX was undefeated in South Florida, competing against 30 robots throughout the tri-county area, and was ranked 5th in Florida. The team advanced to the Florida State Championship, where they finished in 2nd Place and advanced to the United States Southern Division Super Regional, representing the top 72 teams out of 800 in the Southeastern U.S., where they also claimed the 2nd Place title. Last month ERX traveled to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, attended by the top 128 teams out of over 3,500 throughout the world, and became World Champions. Competing for the past three years, ERX’s thirteen members have worked together to design and build robots to tackle prescribed game challenges released by FIRST at the start of each year. The team has steadily grown over the past three years from a rookie team into a troupe of skilled engineers. ERX is actively involved in the community. The team has created a not-for-profit organization, stemHQ, which hosts the Delray-Boca Robotics League, a program in which students interested in robotics can sign up and engage in LEGO robotics and be mentored by ERX team members. The program also includes at-risk youth and tries to engage students across the board in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). For more information on Atlantic Community High School, visit their website at www.edline.net/pages/atlantic_high_school. For more information about Eagles Robotics Xperience or STEM HQ, please visit www.delrayrobotics.com.