LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—More than twenty robotic teams gathered at Lafayette Central Catholic for a robotics competition.
The competition was organized by Lafayette Central's Sparks Robotic team. Teams competed to qualify for the Indiana Semi-State Championship. The event was sponsored by FIRST.
FIRST aims to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Lafayette Central Catholic Student and Robotic Team Leader Philomena Gillen said this competition isn't just about winning.
"We always need a way to express our creativity," said Gillen. "And just learn about the world before actually being just thrown into it. And FTC is the perfect way to do that."
Teams have the chance to make it all the way to State Championship.