AU to host VEX Robotics Competition

Anderson, Ind. — On Saturday, Feb. 3, Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering will host junior high and high school students in Reardon Auditorium for a VRC-level VEX Robotics competition. A total of 36 teams will participate, and the event is free and open to the public. Faculty and students will also be hosting tours of AU’s Engineering Center for participating students, as well as the public, from 12-2 p.m.

During the 6 p.m. awards ceremony, AU will be awarding the VEX robotics 2017-18 “In the Zone” game sets from this competition to attending schools. These game sets are comprised of various cones, obstacles, and other field elements. The sets are valued at $500, and will provide great opportunities for teams to practice for future competitions.

You can view the full schedule and further details about the competition online. You can also follow #RavenPowered on AU’s social media on the day of the competition for a behind-the-scenes look at all the action.

VEX Robotics is a leading provider of robotics products, both educational and competitive, to schools, universities, and robotics teams around the world. It was founded in 2004 by Tony Norman, an electrical engineer, and Bob Mimlitch, a mechanical engineer. VEX Robotics competitions are designed to spark STEM interest in students through explorative learning.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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