Marfa Robotics to compete at State Championships, launch fundraiser
May 4th, 2017 under Top Stories
MARFA — The Marfa Robohorns will compete at the UIL Robotics State Championships at the Austin Convention Center, May 19-20. To cover costs, the team have set up an online fundraising page.
The Robohorns aim to raise $5000, which will cover their rooms, meals and transportation for the weekend. Extra funds will go towards the 2017-2018 robotics registration and parts budget.
“We run the most ambitious robotics program in the Big Bend Region of Texas with four FIRST Robotics teams and approximately 20 percent of the student body participating in robotics.” The fundraising page reads.
They would like to take 13 girls and boys with two coaches to Austin and will stay two nights.
“It’s an honor to be invited to the UIL State Championship for the second year in a row based on our performance at the El Paso District and Lubbock Regional Championships,” the team said. “Only 32 teams from Texas have been invited for the 1A-4A divisions. We were unable to attend last year and would love your support to get there on May 19.”
The competition is part of a Robotics pilot program sponsored by the University Scholastic League (UIL) and For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) in Texas.