Maine State VEX Robotics Championships 

Students from area robotics teams spent their Saturday inside and exercised their brains. It’s the 6th annual Maine State VEX Robotics Championships.

30 teams competed for one of three slots at the world championship competition in California. Teams navigated their robots through a variety of obstacles, the competition tests and trains students science and technology skills. 

“These students are going to become the future of our economic development we have engineers computer scientists, people involved in technologies. The leaders of our tomorrow are right here in this gym,” said Jamee Luce, Director, Robotics Institute of Maine.

“It’s a really good learning experience cause you get to learn, there’s programming, there’s mechanics, there’s just building, and it all integrates into one,” said Hampden Academy Senior, Jacob Beaulier.

The world championships this year are in Anaheim California, and it’s the first time Maine is guaranteed three spots.