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Second annual Robot Riot to be held May 10

Technology competition integrates science and engineering skills

Robot Riot

An army of robots is preparing to invade the Elderwood Room Saturday, May 10 to compete in the second annual Robot Riot. Students from elementary and middle schools in Tulare County have registered to participate.

At Robot Riot, students will be challenged to direct their robots in one-on-one competitions with other machines and in single machine competitions, testing their accuracy and speed. Working with LEGO Mindstorm robots, students show off the planning, engineering and programming that is required to make them perform, whether it's a race through a wooden maze, a tug-o-war or a sumo competition.

Robot Riot is part of a growing number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) student events including CyberQuest, Science Fair and Science Olympiad, Math Super Bowl, Expanding Your Horizons, Physics Day and the Slick Rock Student Film Festival. Students and coaches interested in participating in Robot Riot, or simply observing the competition, are encouraged to call Will Kimbley, Jared Marr or Paula Terrill of Educational Resource Services at (559) 651-3031.

Robot Riot
May 10, 2014; 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Elderwood Room, 7000 Doe Avenue, Visalia

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~ Students entered in Robot Riot, scheduled for May 10, will compete alone or against other machines in a variety of events. Robot Riot fosters the development of many science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills.