MCCTC to Host Regional VEX Robotics Event

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Mahoning County Career & Technical Center will host the Regional VEX Robotics tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The event is the largest robotics tournament MCCTC has hosted, with more than 60 teams from 16 high schools and three middle schools from across the state registered to compete. Local teams include students from Austintown, MCCTC, South Range and Struthers.

During the competition, teams will compete with computer-generated alliance partners to outscore their opponents in timed matches. The overall winning alliance will earn a spot in the state championship tournament in Marion. Teams will also compete for several other awards that are based on how well they have documented their team’s journey this season.  

“MCCTC is proud to be able to host such an amazing event for the kids,” says Walter Baber, engineering and robotics instructor at MCCTC. “This student-centered competition is designed to teach the students to problem solve and to think creatively in a fast-paced, competitive environment. It is amazing to see the variations in design and, especially, the pride and excitement within the teams of students.” 

MCCTC will also host its final league event of the year Tuesday, featuring 10 local schools: MCCTC, Struthers, Leetonia, Windham, South Range, Austintown, Valley STEM, Howland, Liberty and Beaver Local. Three of the 26 teams competing will move on to state competition.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.