MEDIA ADVISORY: Vincennes University Robotics Competition Scrimmage

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February 19, 2024


Vincennes University's Center for Applied Robotics and Automation (CARA) is hosting the VU Robotics Competition Scrimmage. It is the first-ever scrimmage event on the Vincennes Campus for teams of high school students in Southern Indiana. The scrimmage is preparation for a FIRST Indiana Robotics district event at Washington (Ind.) High School March 28-30.

FIRST Robotics Competitions combine the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited time, and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. The sports-like challenges build self-confidence and problem-solving skills.

The VU Robotics Competition Scrimmage is an opportunity for teams to test their robot on the playing field, receive design feedback from faculty in VU's Advanced Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics degree program, tour the College of Technology, and learn more about VU's robust technology offerings that will allow the students to transform their interest in robotics into a fulfilling career path.


Robotics teams of high school students from southern Indiana, VU College of Technology faculty, and VU students. VU CARA Director Kimberly Wright is available for interviews.


Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, 10 a.m. (ET)


Vincennes University, Vincennes Campus, Student Recreation Center, 1600 Short St., Vincennes, IN 47591


Kimberly Wright

Director, Center for Applied Robotics and Automation (CARA)

Vincennes University

Phone: 812-698-1894


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