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Sandburg to Co-Sponsor Area Youth Robotics Programs

Aaron Frey

Sandburg to Co-Sponsor Area Youth Robotics Programs

Carl Sandburg College has partnered with Knox County 4-H and Caterpillar Inc. in sponsoring competitive robotics programs for students ages 8-18 in Galesburg and the surrounding communities.

Three teams will meet at Sandburg to build and program robots to compete in the FIRST Lego League regional tournament held at Bradley University on Dec. 8. A high school team will also be meeting atSandburg to train for the FIRST Robotics Competition, which begins in January.

“Carl Sandburg College is proud to be a part of the robotics program this year,” Sandburg President Dr. Lori Sandburg said. “We want to encourage our young students to be involved with science,technology, engineering and math programs and be able to compete with students from across the globe.”

For more information, contact Angel Wright, 4-H program coordinator at the University of Illinois Extension in Galesburg, at 309.342.5108 or angiew@illinois.edu.