Nine of the region’s best high school and middle school robotics teams won places to compete at the world’s premier international robotics tournament this spring
Articles by Jim Babb
A pair of high-intensity robotics tournaments are heating up the winter landscape in Richmond, as top scholastic teams from across Virginia and beyond are drawn to the contests.
The challenge: build a remote-controlled robot that can stack storage totes, place a large recycling bin on top, and grapple with plastic pool noodles that the opposition is scattering across the competition floor.
More students in far flung rural districts and in urban schools serving disadvantaged communities are getting a chance to gain hands-on experience building tech skills, teamwork and problem solving thanks to Virginia’s fast-growing FIRST Tech Challenge program.