CSU-PUEBLO To Host STatewide VEX Robotics Competition Feburary 17

CSU-PUEBLO To Host STatewide VEX Robotics Competition Feburary 17

PUEBLO – Thirty-five robotics teams from throughout the state will employ their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills at the 2013 Colorado Championship for VEX Robotics, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Massari Arena at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The VEX Robotics Competition affords middle and high school students an opportunity to compete for the championship title by driving the robots they designed, built and programmed while executing the game, “Sack Attack.” Sack Attack is played on a 12-foot by 12-foot field where two alliances - one red and one blue - and composed of two teams each, compete in matches comprised of a 15-second autonomous period followed by 1:45 of driver-controlled play. Students compete to attain a higher score than their opponent alliance by scoring bean bags in colored troughs and goals, and by earning bonus points with gold colored sacks. Through this competition students also develop and hone teamwork, leadership and project management skills.

This competition concludes a series of six statewide qualification events. Winners of the Excellence Award, Tournament Champions and Design Award, will qualify to compete against teams from more than 20 countries at VEX Worlds in April.

The VEX Robotics Design System is an affordable, accessible, and scalable platform that provides STEM education worldwide. Learn more about robotics events and STEM programs by visiting www.action-works.org. More information about programs at CSU-Pueblo can be found at http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.