Collegiate Robotics at CSM

The College of Southern Maryland’s collegiate robotics team

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The College of Southern Maryland’s collegiate robotics team, the Talons, challenged the Mulhlenburg College of Pennsylvania to the game “Sack Attack” Nov. 3 at the La Plata Campus. “Our first-ever college robotics tournament, with support from the Charles County Technology Council and NAVEODTECHDIV, ran smoothly with some close matches, but the Talons came through in the end with a win,” said CSM Professor Bernice Brezina, the team’s sponsor. “All their hard work is starting to pay off and I couldn’t be more proud of how well the team did and their positive attitude throughout.” The Talons team of Tiffany Lei, of La Plata; Nathan Hancock, of Bryantown; Ngan Than Ngo, of Waldorf; John Hamel and Team Captain Willy Hamel, of Mechanicsville; Stewart Smith, Chiebuka Ezekwenna and Jimmy O’Brien, of Waldorf; Jonathan Frank, of Indian Head; and Jacob Brezina (junior member), of Swan Point, along with team members not pictured, Heather Stripling, of Waldorf; Mark Mahan, of Nanjemoy; Elliott Bebee, of Owings and Christopher Williams, of Waldorf, are preparing for the collegiate VEX League ranking sessions and then the League Championship at CSM on Feb. 16 at CSM. For information on CSM’s robotics program, visit