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Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grandville, Rochester teams win VEX Robotics at MSU

EAST LANSING — Detroit Catholic Central High School’s VEX Shambots B team won the coveted VEX Robotics Excellence Award and a three-team alliance from Bloomfield Hills, Grandville, and Rochester were high school tournament champions at the 2017 Michigan VEX Robotics State Championship on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Michigan State University.

At the middle school level, Hudsonville Robotics took home the VEX Excellence Award and a three-team alliance that included two teams from Flint’s Carman Ainsworth Middle School Robotics and the Technology First team from Lambertville were tournament champions.

There were 76 teams, including 48 high school and 28 middle school teams, competing at the 2017 state games, all working for the right to represent Michigan in the 2017 VEX Robotics World Games in Louisville, Ky., April 19-25.

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Michigan VEX Robotics State Championships Feb. 19 at MSU

EAST LANSING – Around 500 of Michigan’s youngest robotic masters are coming to Michigan State University in East Lansing for the Michigan VEX Robotics State Championships, Sunday, Feb. 19.

Competitors from 48 high school and 28 middle school teams will gather in Jenison Field House during the tournament that runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:15 a.m.

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Michigan’s Largest-Ever VEX Championship Feb. 21 At MSU

EAST LANSING — The largest VEX Robotics state championship ever hosted in Michigan is set for Sunday, Feb. 21, at Michigan State University’s Jenison Field House in East Lansing.

Seventy-four teams, including 48 high school and 26 middle school teams, will compete at the state games from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The young robotics masters will challenge each other for top state honors and the right to represent Michigan in the 2016 VEX Robotics World Games in Louisville, Ky., April 20-23.

Teams will travel from across Michigan to compete at the state tournament. Fifteen high school and six middle school teams will qualify for the world championship.

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Grandville Hosting State’s Largest Vex Robotics Tourney

GRANDVILLE — More than 800 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students from across Michigan will come together on Saturday, Dec. 5 to compete at the largest VEX qualifying tournament in the state of Michigan.

The action-packed tournament, being held at Grandville High School, will feature more than 96 teams who will compete with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges.

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Meritor Grant Funds 11 Robots At Sacred Heart

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The auto supplier Meritor Inc. says it has given the Academy of the Sacred Heart a $10,000 grant to enhance the school’s robotics curriculum.

In 2013-2014, the school introduced a robotics requirement for all ninth-graders in its Upper School for Girls, providing the students with an early exposure to engineering and programming. At the time of the program’s launch, an average of four students worked on a single robot. Using the grant from Meritor, the school purchased 11 Vex robotic kits, which improved the student-to-robot ratio to 2 to 1.

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MSU-Sponsored Vex Robotics Team From Haslett Is Champ

EAST LANSING — Chalk up another championship robotics team from Michigan.

Haslett High School’s Haslett Vex Raptors MSU beat out 430 teams from 27 countries and brought home the Vex Robotics World Championship Excellence Award in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend.

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