Saturday, September 3, 2011

Robotics to MSHSL venue

Robotics competition is now part of the Minnesota State High School League’s venues of competition.
This was announced at the Minnesota State Fair which hosted a demonstration of the robotics obstacle course.   The Minnesota State High School League will be partnering with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in supporting the robotics competitions. 

 Minnesota is in a good position to make FIRST Robotics Competition a mainstream program because it
has the fourth-largest state contingent of teams in the nation and hosts the largest of the more than 50
FIRST Robotics Competition regional events. This event consistently fills Williams and Mariucci Arenas
on the University of Minnesota campus with a combined total of 123 teams.
 In its partnership, the League will promote the FIRST Robotics Competition among Minnesota
high schools, support a state championship for which teams qualify at FIRST Robotics Competition
regional competitions in March, and provide teams the same prominence of other League activities within their schools.
 Here is the link to the announcement at the State Fair:

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