Two Mansfield ISD robotics teams have earned a spot in the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) robotics state competition.
Each year, more than 1,400 teams of up to four students each participate in TCEA robotics contests that are held in 20 areas across the state. First and second place winners from the area contests, along with wild card recipients from each of the 20 areas, advance to the state contest.
Teams from Rogene Worley Middle School, We are Farmers and The 4 Musketeers, respectively placed first and second in the area contest.
They will advance to the state competition, which is tentatively scheduled for April 27.
The robotics contests give students the opportunity to develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills with hands-on, collaborative projects. Students from elementary and secondary schools use those skills to develop a winning robot.
TCEA is a global, nonprofit organization that supports the use of technology in education. The organization was founded in 1980 to advance teaching and learning through the use of technology.