The KC Robotics team is hosting a FIRST robotics tech challenge Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. There is no cost for admission, and the public is invited to attend.
The FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head by designing, building and programming a robot to compete in an alliance format against other teams.
Saturday’s competition is ROVER RUKUS presented by Qualcomm. The game requires teams of two robots to collect and score two-inch balls and blocks, all within a two minute and 30 second period. Approximately eight teams from the Midlands will be competing.
The teams compete in league matches and then advance to a league tournament. Top-ranked teams advance from the league tournament to the South Carolina Championships.
Based out of Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS), the KC Robotics team is comprised of middle and high school students from across Kershaw County including Camden Military Academy. More information about the team is available at www.kcroboticsteam.org.
Team sponsors include Lugoff-Elgin High School, the Kershaw County School District, Kershaw County School Board, Kershaw County Council, Lugoff Automotive Group, INVISTA, Candy’s at the Granary, the Camden Junior Welfare League and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Photo Caption: Members of the Kershaw County Robotics Team watch anxiously on the sidelines as their teammates participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge. In tournament style, each round sees teams partner with and compete against each team in attendance. These events encourage students to corporate with competitors with the stated FIRST goal of "gracious professionalism."