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WV Robotics Tourney Grows

Tue Aug 23 2011

Thanks to the growth of FIRST LEGO League robotics teams in West Virginia, this year's large state tournament on Dec. 3 will move to a bigger venue, Riverside High School in Belle, near Charleston.

The tournament had been held at Wheeling Jesuit University the last several years, but a larger site was needed for this year only. Dr. Meri Cummings, tournament director and lab manager/science resource teacher at the Center for Educational Technologies, said the tournament, which is sponsored through a $10,000 grant from the West Virginia NASA Space Grant, will move next year into a qualifying system in which most states already participate. Qualifying tournaments will be approximately 10-20 teams in size. A certain percentage of teams will advance from each qualifying system to the state championship tournament, with a cap of 24 teams. The championship site will rotate throughout the state.

Cummings will lead a robotics workshop on Sept. 3 at Wheeling Jesuit. Participants can download a registration form.