Students Battle Their Bots At STEM VEX Robotics Competition

MONTICELLO, AR — Middle and high school students from across Arkansas will bring their own robot creations to the University of Arkansas at Monticello February 6 for the second annual STEM VEX Robotics Competition.

            Using robots created by students from the VEX Robotics Design System, 16 teams will compete with custom robots in qualifying rounds and skills challenges.  The event is being sponsored locally by the UAM STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Center, a part of the School of Education.

            The STEM VEX Robotics Competition is one in a series of tournaments supported by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation and the Arkansas Science Teachers Association.            Teams that place in this competition will compete for state awards.  Once qualified at the state level, teams will then move on to compete in Anaheim, Calif., for the World Championship.  At the World Championship, American students will have the opportunity to challenge their peers from other countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Span, United Kingdom, Saudi, Arabia, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand.  

            For more information, contact the UAM School of Education at (870) 460-1062.


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