The SUNY Broome Engineering Science and Physics Department will host the 10th annual Southern Tier Robotics Competition on Wednesday, March 27, in the Applied Technologies Building atrium on the SUNY Broome campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Eastern Southern Tier STEM Hub and SUNY Broome.
The competition gives area high school and middle school students the opportunity to showcase their ingenuity and talent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) while building and designing robots.
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There are six main events: the Large Swept Away Challenge, the Small Swept Away Challenge, the Autonomous Task Challenge, the Autonomous Line-Following Challenge, the Forklift Challenge and the Maze Programming Challenge. In each, teams compete for either points or best time. Winners receive bragging rights as well as a trophy or plaque.
Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. The event begins with an opening welcome at 9:30 a.m. Events run from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 12:15 p.m.