Ramay Junior High School to host robotics competition Saturday

The playing field for “Vex Toss Up,” a robotics challenge set for Saturday at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville

Courtesy, vexrobotics.com

Students from around the region will compete in a VEX Robotics Competition in Fayetteville on Saturday.

Ramay Junior High School will host the event, featuring students form Bryant, Star City, Muskogee, Fort Smith, Belton, Bentonville, Fayetteville, and Springdale competing in both junior and senior high categories.

According to their website, VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program in the world, with more than 4,800 teams from 20 countries playing in over 300 tournaments worldwide. During the events, students will compete using the Vex Robotics System to “build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges.’

This year’s competition will feature a challenge called “VEX Toss Up.”

According to a news release issued by Fayetteville Public Schools, the competition on Saturday is the first of its kind to be held in Northwest Arkansas.

Qualification matches begin at 9:45 a.m. and run through noon. Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00 p.m., with elimination matches set for 2:45 pm. The competition is free to attend, and the public is encouraged to come out to show support for the student competitors.

For more information about the competition, visit robotevents.com.