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A team of engineering students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette came away with the second place award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 5 robotics competition. First place went to LeTourneau University of Longview, Texas, and LSU came in third. The competition took place Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas.

In this competition, the teams built robots which had to identify a mock oil rig fire on a small playing field and then “extinguish” the fire.

The UL Lafayette squad included Trey Aucoin, a senior majoring in electrical engineering; Ross Hartley, a senior majoring in electrical engineering; Jared Adam Jansenn, a senior-level student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program; and Caleb James Pellerin, a senior-level student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program.