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Volunteers needed at Lucas Oil Stadium for the largest robotics state championship in the nation



Indianapolis, Indiana – The biggest robotics competition in the state is looking for support from the general public.

On March 25, nearly 300 robotics teams will compete in the TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s Indiana Robotics State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“There will be thousands of kids and that means we need volunteers,” Andy Fulton, event coordinator, said.

Teams of four to eight third through twelfth graders will compete.

“What we really need is judges. You get to talk one-on-one with the students. You get to experience firsthand what excites these kids about robotics,” Fulton explained. “The fun part about it is, at the end of the judging experience, you get to hand out the awards to the students.”

On the basis of game strategy, communication, and other factors, judges will select the winners.

“The winners of the state championship will move on to Dallas, Texas, for the World Championship,” Jamie Inskeep, director of programs, said. “Robotics is competitive, but at the same time, the kids are having a ton of fun and they’re working collaboratively and they’re increasing their communication skills and their critical thinking. Those are the skills that can apply to any job, regardless of what they pursue in their futures.”

To find out more about volunteering, go to the TechPoint website.