MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 Baltimore City Public Schools Students to Compete in Robotics Contest at JHU

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January 10, 2019
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WHAT: More than 300 elementary, middle, and high school Baltimore City Public Schools students will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Baltimore City VEX and VEX IQ Robotics League championship event. With guidance from teachers and mentors, 68 teams of two to four students from 33 schools will build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and skills challenges. The winner of each division will be crowned League Champion and go on to the Maryland State Championship in February and March. A list of participating schools and groups is below.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Note: Best times to view the robots in action are between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., or between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Awards will be given out between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Newton White Athletic Center on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218

 WHY: The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and sponsored by a grant from Northrop Grumman. The center’s mission is to increase the number of youth who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.

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