Hundreds compete in robotics competition

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Hundreds of Region 8 high school students tested their tech skills Saturday at ASU.  Students had six weeks to work on their robots that they used to compete with.  The ASU Department of Computer Science, who hosts this competiton, provides the students on the different high school teams with all the supplies necessary to create their robots.

Dr. Edward Hammerand said he hopes competitions like this one will help instill a love of math and science in students.

"This is an opportunity for us to give a young person a chance to explore an apptitude in math and science," said Hammerand.

Teams were judged on engineering, how they would market their robot, sportsmanship, the performance of their robots and other categories.

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