Local Students Compete in Robotics Competition

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Students from all over Hamilton County and North Georgia have teamed up to compete in the LEGO League Challenge.

“All you gotta do is look at the face of a student that’s participating on one of these teams to know why it’s exciting,” Tennessee Valley Robotics Director Scott Rosenow said.

Vice President of TVR, Tracy Hightower, says these events help advance the workforce of the future.

But to most of these kids, they’re just having fun.

“It’s just really fun. Because at first, we weren’t all like best friends, and now we’re almost like a family,” participant Lyric East said.

Teams are judged and scored in four separate categories: the robot game, robot design, the innovation project, and core values.

Students have been working on these projects for months, and now they get to showcase them.

“They are seeing their designs come to life. They’re seeing their programming at work. And they are celebrating the fact that theyve done research projects and communicated with experts and theyre sharing that all with us,” Rosenow said.

Tennessee Valley Robotics helps fund over 150 competitions throughout seven different states.

The season starts in August and goes through March, with the World Championships taking place in April.

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