The Madera Unified School District and community of Madera will host the inaugural Central Valley Regional Robotics Competition on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Madera South High West Gymnasium, 705 W. Pecan Ave.
Nearly 50 high schools from California, Hawaii and Mexico will participate in the competition, which is considered one of the largest robotics events in the United States. Schools that excel at the Central Valley Regional will move on to participate in the national event in St. Louis later this month.
Among the schools participating in the Central Valley Regional will be Madera High’s “MadTown Robotics” team, which has established itself as one of the area’s best. Other local schools competing include Buchanan High, CART/Clovis West High (combination team), Edison High, Hoover High, Duncan Polytechnic High, Tower Christian School (Clovis) and Clovis North.
High school robotics teams, with their mentors, have been brainstorming, designing, constructing, and testing their robots for the team-oriented, intense regional competition, which could lead to a trip to St. Louis for the world championship of robotics competition...