(Sept. 16, 2013) -- Teams of students between grades three and eight from the San Antonio area have until Sept. 20 to register for the 2013 G.E.A.R. (Getting Excited About Robotics) Competition that will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus.
Registration is $50 per team and is first-come, first-served for 75 teams. Participating teams can represent a school or civic organization and must register at the iTEC website. Registration is limited to one elementary and one middle school team per school.
Teams will spend three weeks designing the best robot they can to meet G.E.A.R. themed challenges. At the end of the competition, the two teams with the highest scores win -- one from an elementary school and one from a middle school.
UTSA's G.E.A.R. is one of the largest robotics competitions for youths in the United States. The annual robotics competition motivates third through eighth graders to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by offering engaging, interactive, hands-on activities that build technical skills and foster critical thinking, self-confidence, communication and leadership. This year’s competition is sponsored by Halliburton.
The competition is organized by the UTSA Interactive Technology and Experience Center (iTEC), a community outreach component of the UTSA College of Engineering.
ITEC was established in 2007 for the purpose of exposing visitors to the many different fields of S.T.E.M. ITEC also shows how S.T.E.M. creates endless possibilities for those who would seek a future in these fields. ITEC seeks to be an inspiration for young people by creating an environment where they can understand how engineering, science, math and technology shape our lives and the future of the world.
>> For updates, visit the iTEC Facebook page.
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