Rik Mukherjee (VCJH seventh grade student), joined with his friends to create the team "A3R2MY" and participate in the San Jose Tech Museum's Tech Challenge. Rik's team won FIRST PRIZE in the "Best Overall" category (among 171 seventh and eighth-grade teams.) The A3R2MY team created a robot that could both travel and climb. Rik's team was advised by Don Ellerby, Research Scientist at NASA.
Their team name "A3R2MY" is derived from the initial letters of the first names of the five team members (three names start with an A, two with the letter R), all of whom went to the same elementary school. The team members are now in different middle schools, with Rik attending Valley Christian Junior High.
Please join me in congratulating Rik and his teammates on the great accomplishment!