SWTJC hosts second annual robotics tournament

SWTJC hosts second annual robotics tournament



Southwest Texas Junior College will be hosting a First Lego League Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, February 3 in Uvalde.

Teams from the Alamo West Division, which spans from San Antonio to Laredo will compete at the second annual robotics qualifying meet hosted by SWTJC.

A total of 24 teams from area schools will be competing in this regional qualifier, which includes two teams from the Uvalde Independent School District, the Batesville School Bobcats Bots and the Robboteks from Robb School. The top two teams will advance to West Division Championship on March 3 in San Antonio. 

Every year the competition is given a theme. For 2018, the theme is ‘Hydrodynamics’, or the flow of fluids. The robots built are to use, transport and dispose of water. A set of missions tests the hydrodynamic capabilities of the robots.

The competition dates back to 1998 with 210 teams, but over the last twenty years, it has grown into a global tournament with approximately 30,000 teams.

The public is invited to attend and watch teams as they compete in the hydrodynamics robot games. Concessions will be for sale courtesy of the SWTJC Uvalde STEM Club. For any additional questions regarding the Qualifier, please contact Oscar Gaytan, STEM Outreach Coordinator, at or 830-591-7381.