Purdue's robotics program holds competition among high school students

Purdue University's FIRST robotics program held it's robotics competition among high school students to promote STEM activities.

Posted: Nov 16, 2019 3:31 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2019 11:50 PM

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, Ind. (WLFI)—Purdue University's FIRST Robotics Program hosted a robotics competition at the Armory Building Saturday morning. 

This competition was among 34 different high schools from all over the mid-west.

The goal of these competitions is to promote STEM activities.

Purdue FIRST Programs currently supports almost 30 elementary and middle school

President for Purdue's FIRST robotics program, Jack Doherty, said these students are learning life long skills.

"But you are also learning phenomenal employable skills," said Doherty. "Such as teamwork, communication. Even some things like how to give direction, how to explain something complex. How to teach others."

Purdue's FIRST robotics team hopes to bid for state championship next year.

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