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Urbandale HyperStream Club Earns Highest Achievement During IT Competition At Iowa State University

A team from the Urbandale HyperStream Club took third place in the Robotics Venue during the annual IT Olympics on April 25, 2015, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The two-day Robotics Competition began with a full day of robot battles where each robot attempted to push its competition off a circular mat. The second day was dedicated to real-time challenges where students built and programmed a robot to perform specified tasks. Team Terrabyte’s third place finish marks the Urbandale HyperStream Club’s highest achievement to date as it continues to grow in membership and competition level. A second robotics team, Nye’s Guys Finish First, placed in the top 10 of all robotics teams in the division—a truly outstanding accomplishment.

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Team Terrabyte: Blaine Price, Riley Stuart, John Clapham, Ben Trunnel, and Chandler Greer.

Developed by the Technology Association of Iowa in 2008, HyperStream is one of the Top 9 STEM programs recognized by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. A partnership between business and education, it brings the breadth of technology education and innovation to 5th-12th grade students in schools and learning agencies across the state.

“HyperStream fosters real-world learning for 5th-12th graders through hands-on technology projects, competitions, showcases and engaging presentations through after-school clubs or integrated into curriculum, combined with the opportunity to work with technology mentors. Since 2008, the program brings the breadth of technology education to Iowa’s students by providing a comprehensive STEM educational experience. Students may create their own technology projects that solve real-world issues for their school or community, as well as participate in several project tracks leading to spring competitions/showcases in robotics, game design/programming, cyber defense, multimedia, app development, and virtual reality.” – HyperStream

The Urbandale Hyperstream Club extends a sincere thank you to the club’s corporate sponsor and partner, Hy-Vee. The club goals are to expand into the other venues of competition, to be highly competitive and to continue being an award-winning club next year. If students have an interest in the STEM fields, or would like to learn more about these areas of competition, please contact Sarah Jacques or Marc Hermon at Urbandale High School.