Syracuse students compete in robotics competition
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Close to 60 students competed in the ultimate match of technology and dedication Tuesday evening.
Students from Syracuse's high schools and middle schools participated in the SCSD Vex Robotics Competition.
Teams of three spent months designing and constructing robots that can complete a series of tasks. Organizers say it shows the participants what it takes to be successful in the field of engineering.
“Develop their communication skills and work together as a team. For them to see that failure is just another way to improve on something. That whenever you are working with engineering and technology, they are going to find that their device isn't going to work right. It's always going to happen. To just go back to, redo it and try it again,” said Bill Ottman, science and technology coordinator.
Winners of the competition in Syracuse will go on to compete at the Regional Competition hosted by the MOST February 11th.
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