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Robotics State Championships Coming to ATU

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Arkansas Tech University will host 120 teams representing grades 3-12 from every region of the Natural State during the 2019 VEX Robotics State Championships on March 7 and 9.

Competition will take place at John E. Tucker Coliseum, 1604 Coliseum Drive in Russellville. ATU STEM Education Collaborative is acting as host for the event.

The road to Russellville for the state championships began with 460 registered teams. Fifty regional tournaments are whittling the field down to the 120 teams that will vie for the state titles in VEX IQ and VEX VRC. A total of 23 teams will advance from the Arkansas championships to the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky., in April.

Cities that will be represented in the state championships at Arkansas Tech will include Alexander, Bentonville, Bradford, Bryant, Camden, Centerton, Clarksville, Crossett, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Gravette, Harrison, Highland, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Lake Village, Little Rock, Lonoke, Magnolia, McGehee, Monticello, Nashville, Ola, Russellville, Sheridan, Sherwood, Springdale, Subiaco and Wynne. Additional cities may be added to this list as the final regional tournaments are completed.

For more information about the VEX Robotics State Championships at ATU, call (479) 880-4323 or send e-mail to sburnett6@atu.edu.