Hoosier STEM kids bring home world-level robotics trophies
Indiana sent a record-breaking number of 192 teams to the highly anticipated VEX Robotics World Championship held in Dallas, Texas, culminating on May 7 and highlighting the state’s exceptional prowess in STEM Education. Teams from 25 Indiana schools and organizations emerged victorious and earned recognition on the global stage.
Representing cities such as Arcadia, Bedford, Bunker Hill, Columbia City, Crown Point, Dyer, Indianapolis, Martinsville, Nappanee, New Palestine, Plainfield, Plymouth, Stinesville, Wabash, Wakarusa, and Zionsville, these teams showcased their ingenuity, technical skills, and collaborative spirit. See the list of schools here.
“The students had an amazing time and exemplified the remarkable spirit of Indiana robotics,” said George Giltner, TechPoint Foundation for Youth CEO. We are immensely proud of their representation and the exceptional opportunity they had to compete with students from over 40 countries at the world championship. It is an honor that Indiana sent the highest number of teams to this prestigious competition, reflecting our state’s dedication to STEM Education. This unforgettable experience is certain to leave a profound and lasting impression on each student.”
The VEX Robotics World Championship followed the highly acclaimed Indiana Robotics State Championship held in March, which proudly boasts the distinction of being the largest state robotics championship in the United States. With an impressive participation of nearly 318 Indiana robotics teams across elementary, middle, and high school categories, the state championship served as a testament to Indiana’s commitment to nurturing talent and innovation in competitive robotics. Presented by TechPoint Foundation for Youth and powered by Group 1001 and Indy Women in Tech, the Indiana Robotics State Championship was hosted by the City of Indianapolis for the fifth consecutive year. The event witnessed the gathering of an awe-inspiring 318 elementary, middle, and high school robotics teams from across Indiana. The tremendous success of the championship was further emphasized by the overwhelming support of over 10,000 attendees. Click here for a detailed recap of the event.