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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Local Robotics Teams to Compete at Crane Westgate Academy

LAWRENCE COUNTY - FEBRUARY 3, 2023 - On February 11th, several FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams from Lawrence and surrounding counties will compete at Crane’s Westgate Academy for a chance to compete at the State Championship at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds on February 25th.

There will be a total of 18 teams in attendance.

The 2022 Season of PowerPlay presented by Raytheon Technologies started on

September 10th. Since then, teams of middle and high school students from around the state and world have designed and built robots in order to complete the tasks presented to them.

You can check out the game animation/explanation in the video linked here: POWERPLAY

presented by Raytheon Technologies Game Animation FIRST Robotics is an international robotics competition provider with thousands of teams across the world.

Their goal, according to founder and inventor Dean Kamen, is “ compete for the hearts and minds of kids with the excitement of the Super Bowl.”

Local opportunities to experience FIRST Robotics include the 4-H Clubs Superior STEAM and Limestone Robotics, as well as the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County. For more information about local opportunities see the contact info below:

Superior STEAM:

Boys & Girls Club: Chris Mullis:

Limestone Robotics: Christian Schuler:

The FTC tournament on Feb 11th is free and open to the public. Learn more about the

tournament here: FTC League Tournaments - FIRST Indiana Robotics.

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