FSU to Host 2016 WV VEX Robotics Competition State Tournament

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Fairmont State University College of Science and Technology will host the West Virginia VEX Robotics Competition State Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Forty-eight middle and high school teams from across the state are expected to attend the event, which will take place at the Falcon Center and will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.

The VEX Robotics Competition is an international robotics program that allows teams of middle and high school students (ages 11-18) to assemble and compete with robots that are designed to accomplish tasks on a 12 foot by 12 foot field. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.

The VEX Robotics Competition was sponsored by the Governor’s STEM Initiative, CSRA, Southwestern Energy, WV NASA Space Grant Consortium, and the NASA IV&V Robotics Alliance. For more information, visit www.WVRoboticsAlliance.org.