High school students compete in robotic competition

Posted at 6:57 PM, Mar 22, 2013

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Utah high school students are putting their engineering skills to the test with an Ultimate Frisbee competition at the Maverik Center on Friday.

Hundreds of hours have been put in over the last six weeks as high school teams worked to build a robot that would be able to top the scores in a Frisbee-shooting contest.

"We have to pick up Frisbees and shoot them at the goal posts," said Jonathan Wiggins from West High School. "And then we have to manage to climb the pyramid at them end."

There are 44 teams from ten states competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition on Friday, but only a few of them will move on to the national championship in St. Louis.

Organizers say the competition was designed to encourage students to pursue careers in math, science and engineering.