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Area students celebrate championship win with WVU

Robotics Team wins

Mountaineer Area Robotics team won the St. Louis Chairman's Award in a recent competition. 

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What: On April 29, the Mountaineer Area Robotics team won the St. Louis Chairman’s Award, at the St. Louis FIRST Robotics Competition Championship. (There was a concurrent championship in Houston.)

The award is the highest honor given at the championship. According to FIRST, the award recognizes the team that “best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.”

This year, the MARS team also advanced to the finals in their division.

The team has returned from the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis and will be on campus to unload their team trailer and prepare for an upcoming STEM event.

The team is coached by Earl Scime, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as well as other WVU faculty and students and community members. WVU is one of the team sponsors, and the team’s work space is in White Hall. 

Who: MARS team members from area high schools (Morgantown High School, University High School, Robert C. Byrd High School, Preston High School and Fairmont Senior High School), some of the team mentors and the team’s robot, Marvin.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 4 p.m.

Where: White Hall; 137-149 Willey St., Morgantown, W.Va., 26505

MARS is located on the basement level. (Take a right as you walk out of the elevators and follow the hallway until its end. Both MARS rooms are located there.)

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CONTACT: Devon Copeland, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences,

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