robotics competition
C. Mauli Agrawal, UTSA College of Engineering dean, (left) and
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (right) with award winners of a robotics

Rep. Rodriguez presents robotics awards to area students

(May 3, 2007)--U.S. Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (District 23) was the featured presenter at an April 28 awards ceremony for the second annual San Antonio BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) GEAR (Getting Excited About Robotics) Elementary and Middle School Robotics Competition.

The ceremony conducted at the UTSA Recreation and Wellness Center included approximately 250 local elementary and middle school students. The participants competed with autonomous robotic devices they built.

The competition, co-hosted by the UTSA College of Engineering, challenges students to think at a higher level and discover how classroom theories apply to real-world applications.

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