After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this meant an exciting return to competition for hundreds of students.
It was a busy week at the Fresno Convention Center – with 33 teams competing. Students demonstrate their skills with robots that can fight, shoot hoops and more. It is an experience that many have been looking forward to for years.
When COVID-19 forced organizers to cancel an international competition last year, many students – like Meghan Haubrich – wondered if they would ever return to the ring.
“For a while, we weren’t sure if we would ever get that experience, so being able to be here in that environment and talking to people really changed our perspective,” he says.
Masks were required at the personal event, giving teams from around the world the opportunity to compete.
“We really booked our flights at the last minute because of all the COVID and we were not sure if it would actually happen and it was a long journey – 20 hours of flying out,” says Aarna Sanghai from India.
More than anything else, the organizers hope the competition is a way to get students interested in STEM fields.
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