Robots in the Rotunda

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Dozens of students and a handful of robots visited the Capitol this week for STEM Advocacy Day. Robotics teams from Minnesota met with legislators and showcased their robots and other current projects. The annual event focuses on advocacy and education policy, with a bit of robot-related fun in the rotunda.


High school robotics competitions inspire interest and participation while motivating students to pursue education in STEM fields. There are more than 515,000 students on 59,000 robotics teams worldwide. Robotics teams have limited resources and a six-week time limit to work together to build and program robots to compete in a game of skill.