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WVU Statler College to host VEX Robotics Competition for first time

Image features a large table with bumpers around the edges and with an appearance similar to a basketball court. On each side is a different kind of small robot. Between the four robots are small yellow discs

This image shows a possible scenario that robots will navigate during the VEX Robotics Competition at WVU. This year's competition will be held Feb. 18-19. (Submitted photo/Vex Robotics Competition)

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WHAT: The West Virginia University Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host the VEX Robotics Competition, challenging student teams to design, build, program and drive a robot with the goal of preparing them to become future innovators. 

Winners have the potential to advance to the VEX Robotics World Championship in April.  

WHO: More than 50 teams of middle and high school students from around the state and region 

WHEN: February 18-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

WHERE: Engineering Sciences Building Atrium, Evansdale campus 

NOTES: Here is the schedule for the event WVU is hosting for the first time. 

          8 a.m. - Doors open, Entry inspections begin 

          9 a.m. - Qualification matches, Judging begins 

          Noon - Break 

          1 p.m. - Qualification matches resume 

          3 p.m. - Alliance selection 

          3:15 p.m. - Elimination tournament begins 

          4 p.m. - Closing ceremony and awards 


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