Robotics Competition Set for Saturday at MCCTC

CANFIELD, Ohio — More than 175 high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around Ohio will meet at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Saturday for the Mahoning Valley VEX Qualifier Competition.

More than 30 teams will compete in a series of back-to-back robot challenges. Participants will compete for the championship title by strategically executing the VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net game, driving robots they designed, built and programmed from the ground up using VEX EDR.

VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net is played by scoring colored balls in high and low goals and by elevating the robots in a designated climbing zone. The competition was developed by VEX Robotics Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation.

“The robots that students build and the competitions that they compete in are an inspiration to see,” said Walter Baber, engineering instructor at MCCTC. “The VEX Robotics Competition provides students with an engaging hands-on learning experience that instills a passion for science and technology which encourages them to pursue STEM-related education and careers.”

The Mahoning Valley VEX Qualifier Competition is one of a series of VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the year.

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