TVA Hosting Robotics Education Competition at Volkswagen This Saturday

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This upcoming weekend, Tennessee Valley Authority will be hosting a statewide Robotics Education Competition at Volkswagen Chattanooga Conference Center.

The opening ceremony will begin at 9am.

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They are expecting 200 student participants and 100 parents and teachers, with 17 elementary & middle school teams from local schools in our area, and 19 middle & high school teams, some from Nashville and Columbia, Tennessee.

TVA recently hosted a robotics competition this past weekend at Chattanooga State Community College.

Hundreds of students from North Georgia and Tennessee came out for that robotics competition.



Hosted by TVA annually, students compete in 3 rounds of robotic games before the closing awards.

TVA sponsors about 80 robotics competitions across the Tennessee Valley.

Tennessee Valley Robotics Treasurer, Charley Spencer, says, “every year, the kids get excited with doing this, and they go on and continue this throughout their educational career and it’s just great to see the benefit that they get out of the program.”

“What I like about it is that it gets kids involved, in solving technical problems,” Jacinda Woodard, Senior VP of Power Operations at TVA says. “When you think about TVA, that’s what we do, part of what we do when we’re serving the Tennessee Valley is to make life better. So, when we think about the problems we need to solve, we need youngsters getting into the thought process of solving problems and I think this is what the robotics competition lets them do.”

Saturday’s robotic competition will begin at 9am and awards will be announced at 4pm.

For more details on this weekend’s competition, visit www.tnvrobotics.org.

 

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