Carl Hayden Robotics Students Attend White House Science Fair

Posted by Community Relations Department on 5/1/2013

Three members of the Carl Hayden Robotics team were invited to the White House Science Fair April 22 and met President Obama.   John Rangel, Dillon Dayea and Bianca Rodriguez joined 100 students  from more than 40 states, representing 45 different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)  competitions and organizations that recognize the talents of America’s next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and innovators.   The three seniors were selected by the FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) organization.  The three will  join the rest of the Falcon Robotics team in St. Louis later this week for the FIRST International Robotics competition.  Carl Hayden principal Ricardo Cordova accompanied the three students. 

Rangel is the Falcons Robotics Team President and is a programmer, designer and driver for the FIRST Robotics competitions.  He plans to attend ASU studying software engineering.      Dillon is the lead CAD designer and co-driver of the Hayden robots, and also works on building the robot.  He wants to study aerospace or aeronautical engineering, possibly at Embry Riddle.  Rodriguez is the head electrician, overseeing the electrical system and any repairs to the robots. She has been accepted to Pomona College and will study neuroscience.  All three will be the first in their families to attend college.