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Students Seek Volunteers for Upcoming Robotics Events

Release Date: 2/4/2010 8:45:47 AM

Robotics is alive and well and growing in popularity in Carroll County. Talented high school students learning about robotics are eager for members of the community to join in the excitement of preparing young people for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Two competitions involving high school students will take place in the area during the next two months. Judges and other volunteers are needed to help make these events successful. If you or your spouse, neighbors, or friends are interested in spending part of a day with some of the brightest young minds in Carroll County, please consider one of the following opportunities:


The Mid-Atlantic VEX Robotics Championship will be held on Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena, in Westminster. Up to 100 middle and high school teams from the East Coast will compete to qualify for the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas. Sign up to volunteer at or contact David Franc, Event Director and SPARKS 4-H Club Organizational Leader at or 410-259-2749.


The Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will be held from Thursday, March 11, through Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The competition will include over 1500 students, mentors, and sponsors from across the U.S. More than 80 volunteers are needed for each day of the competition. Judges are also needed. Sign up to volunteer at or email Rose Young at


Look for more information soon on the Community Open House hosted by the Liberty High School Robo-Lions on Friday, February 19, 2010. The open house will include guest speakers from Johns Hopkins University, tours of the team’s robotics facility, and a chance to see award-winning robotics teams.

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