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Robotics competition set to come to Adelaide

9 September 2019

An internationally acclaimed robotics competition will be hosted in Adelaide for the first time this December, after receiving funding from the state government.

The Vex Robotics National Competition will host the brightest minds from schools around the nation, providing students with the opportunity to celebrate STEM education in a competitive setting while exposing them to future employment opportunities.

$15,000 in funding has been provided by the state government to support the national event, which will be hosted from 6 to 8 December at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Around 750 people are expected to attend the event, including 600 travelling from interstate.

The competition brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to compete against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

The national competition in Adelaide will see teams vying for 12 spots at the international tournament in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2020.