Students from across the globe are reportedly gearing up for a robotics contest in Dallas this weekend.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNew.com) – Students from schools across the globe are reportedly gearing up for a robotics contest set to take place in Dallas this weekend. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, students are coming from all around to compete in the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship.
As noted in the report, organizers are seeking to spark more interest among students in math and science. Joel Carter, vice president of Innovation First International, is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “We have a real problem worldwide… We don’t have enough kids interested in math and science.”
There are reportedly 14 countries represented in the contest, including Malaysia for which participation as a developing nation is deemed important to the cause. Carter is further quoted as stating of the country, “It’s extremely important for a country like that who is trying to play catchup.”
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