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Nearly 5,000 students, Gov. Rick Snyder head to SVSU robotics competition

Saginaw Valley State University hosted the first statewide high school robotics competition which wrapped up Saturday.

Saginaw Valley State University hosted the FIRST statewide high school robotics competition which wrapped up Saturday.

It was an action-packed event and the competition was fierce.

In each round, three teams compete using remote-controlled robots piloted by students.

The teams battled it out to earn points during a two-minute round.

A total of 160 Michigan high school teams qualified for the contest.

The event brought nearly 5,000 students to mid-Michigan.

Even Governor Rick Snyder dropped in.


During the competition students also learn from professional engineers and compete for $25 million in college scholarships.

Many of the students have plans to become future engineers.

The robotics competition is designed to inspire students to pursue STEM careers.


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