STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE STATE COMING TO
(Bradenton, FL. - October 23, 2012) Teams of enterprising students representing as many as 32 high schools and middle schools from around the state will gather at Bayshore High School this Saturday, October 27, 2012, to take part in a VEX Robotics Competition billed as the “Bayshore Bot Blast.”
Teams will be coming to the competition from as far away as Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, as well as Tampa, Brandon and many other areas. At least four teams representing Manatee District schools are expected to compete at Bayshore High on Saturday.
Opening Ceremonies at the Bayshore Bot Blast are scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and the competition is set to begin at 10 a.m. The competition will continue through the afternoon and conclude with the Awards Ceremony at approximately 5:00 p.m.
VEX Robotics competitions call on teams of students to design and build functional robots to perform particular tasks. This year´s VEX competitions are titled the “VEX Sack Attack” and they require students to design robots that can pick up cloth sacks and deposit them in specific scoring areas on a 12-foot by 12-foot playing field.
Saturday´s VEX Robotics competition can qualify students for national and world competitions. In addition, former NASA Shuttle Launch Director Michael Leinbach will be a featured guest judge. Mr. Leinbach is currently the Director of Human Spaceflight Operations at the United Launch Alliance.
For additional information on the Bayshore Bot Blast, please contact Bayshore High Health, Applied Science and Engineering teacher Martha Jane Proulx at (941) 751-7004, ext. 2078.
Bayshore High is located at 5401 34th St. W., in Bradenton.