Local school hosts inaugural robotics tournament

Nearly 300 students will compete

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Frontier High School's STEM Club will host an inaugural robotics tournament in Kern County this Saturday.

Nearly 300 students representing 36 teams from across Southern California will compete in a tournament aimed at motivating students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Students will use robotic kits and materials provided by Vex Robotics, in partnership with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation.

Students will construct robotic mechanisms to specifications and program their robots to move sacks through a disgnated goal area to score points. The team with the most points wins.

The competition is funded through a $3,000 grant from AC Electric's Automated Control and Technical Services divison, various fundraisers and local corporate sponsors such as Chevron.

This tournament is the first of its kind to take place in Kern County.

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