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Robotic teams battle it out in state competition

Posted at 7:15 AM, Feb 27, 2017

The competition was on between sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

These middle school students from across the state make it look easy, but the process did not happen overnight.

Charlotte Middle School along with 31 other teams from all over Michigan battled it out in the General Motors VEX IQ Robotics State Championship held at Charlotte Middle School.

The event is geared toward science, technology, engineering, and math. Not only were there teams on the floor, but organizers said it took a team to put it all together. That team included not only General Motors, but Kettering University students specializing in engineering as well.

"Three years ago we didn't have a robotics team, we didn't have a program, but we received a couple of phone calls, and were fortunate to get assistance," Richard Lee, STEM teacher at Charlotte Middle School said.
This year's theme for the competition was "Robotics, Technology and Community."