Students from elementary, middle and high schools around the state will gather at the UNM School of Engineering Centennial Center on Saturday for the UNM VEX Robotics Competition. Approximately 70 students are expected to compete.

The students will battle throughout the day with robots they created from the VEX Robotics Design System in games of “Toss Up” and “Add it up.” The games were developed by VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, leaders in educational and competitive robotics. The sponsor of the UNM event is 3D Proven Systems. 

New Mexico State University will hold a competition on Feb. 16 in Las Cruces.  Top teams from local and state competitions will competed against each other at the VEX Robotics World Championship which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim California later this spring. The world championship will bring teams from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rick, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America together.

The competition begins at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. with an awards ceremony. Playoffs for the teams are scheduled to begin a 3 p.m.

Centennial Engineering Center is one the west side of UNM’s main campus near University and Central NE. It is building 112 on the UNM map.