Drury Hosting National Robotics Competition

Drury University will be hosting a national robotics competition on Saturday at the O’Reilly Family Events Center.

The FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge Drury University Qualifier is for students in 7th through 12th grades. The competition at Drury will feature 35 teams from Missouri and Kansas.

“Their projects include project planning, design, technical implementation, marketing in the form of outreach, technical writing, oral communication, professionalism, and healthy dose of interpersonal communication,” Dr. Scott Sigman, professor of computer science at Drury, said in a statement.

The contest is free and open to the public.

The event has the following schedule:

  • 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Judging, robot inspections and field tests
  • 11:30 a.m. – Opening ceremonies and welcome statement
  • 12 – 5 p.m. – Robot matches, pool play and elimination rounds
  • 5 p.m. – Closing ceremonies and awards
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