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State championship for robotics competition to be held at NMSU

WHAT: VEX State Championship


WHO: K-12 students

WHEN: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13

WHERE: James B. Delamater Activity Center, corner of Stewart St. and S. Locust St.

VISUALS: Students will compete using robots they built

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the New Mexico State University Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will host the VEX State Championship at the James B. Delamater Activity Center. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. The competition is free and open to all. Teams from throughout New Mexico will compete.

Teams built their own robots using kits provided by VEX. There are two different age classifications: VRC and VEX IQ. VRC is designed for middle-school and high-school students. The year?s theme challenge is ?Nothing but Net? and 19 teams will participate in this challenge. VEX IQ is designed for elementary-school and middle-school students. Their theme challenge is ?Bank Shot? and 21 teams will participate in this challenge.

The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation manages the VEX Robotics Competition, which engages student teams worldwide with hands-on, curriculum-based robotics engineering programs while also providing valuable teamwork and problem-solving experience. Teams compete year-round at more than 800 events that culminate in April at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

VEX Robotics is the largest middle- and high-school robotics program in the world with more than 10,000 teams in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.