2008 ISA International Student Games Results
Twelve teams from nine ISA Districts and the Latin America Region competed on 14 October for Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals in the 2008 Student Games in Houston. The competitors were from:
Latin America Region
*First time participant
Gold—British Columbia Institute of Technology
Bronze—ITI Technical College
ISA extends special thanks to the companies and their representatives who provided the four hands-on problems for the Games and equipped work stations for problem solving. Providers for 2008 were ABB Analytical, Crestron, Phoenix Contact, and Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
2008 marked the fourth year of the all-practical problems format for the Student Games. Problem developers worked hard to produce an interesting, challenging, fair, and fun competition. Every effort was made to produce a quality, signature event that will command your enthusiastic support—and evaluations indicate a huge success. Crestron and Phoenix Contact were new to the Games this year. It is hoped that other companies will come forward for the 2009 Games.
Honors and Awards Banquet
Not only did the teams attend the Monday night Honors and Awards Banquet, they followed the award recipients in the opening procession, carrying flags representing countries where ISA has chartered Sections. Special note was made that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders in automation. The applause was long and loud!
And a lot of fun was had at YAPFest:
KUDOS to Sponsors
Competition Gift Sponsor
Looking to 2009
Selection of teams for the International Student Games happens at the District level. To find out how your District identifies its team, contact your District Vice President and learn how your school can be considered to represent your District in the 2009 Games in Houston next October.
If your school did not compete at the District or International level of the Games this year, you missed a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and your network. This was an enjoyable event, but also an intellectually rewarding activity. Don't let 2009 slip by without your involvement.
Are you more interested in a support role for the Games? Contact Laura Crumpler at ISA. Phone: 919-990-9232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you in Houston next year.