Headstart students win trophy in robotics contest

Islamabad, Oct 31: The annual National Engineering Robotics Contest 2007, organised by National University of Science and Technology and the Higher Education Commission, held at the EME College, Rawalpindi, says a press release.

The 60 teams from engineering colleges and universities all over the country competed for the coveted trophy. Headstart was the only high school team.

The Headstart fielded two teams from the boys' branch. The teams were: The Trebuchet - led by Shamoon Tariq Qureshi and assisted by M. Amin Jaffer, Adil Aslam, Asad Alvi, Imam ud din Saqib and second team: Robo All Stars- led by M. Shaheer, and assisted by Shehryar, Akbar Ansari, Shayan Tanvir.

Both teams put in tremendous efforts to prepare their robots for the competition. Robo All Stars put up a magnificent show were unlucky to be eliminated in the initial round. The Trebuchet - led by Shamoon Tariq Qureshi qualified for the finals.

The final was a cliffhanger - the Headstart team beat the UET, Peshawar to win the first prize. Apart from the winners trophy Shehryar Akbar Ansari bagged the award for the youngest participant of the tournament. The News

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