In a world where knowledge of STEM is vital in choosing a career, the variety of STEM related programs in schools was limited.
However, this has been recognized as a problem that needed to be resolved, so UIL has added a robotics competition!
This year has been the first year this is being implemented, and the competition has been divided into two divisions, BEST and FIRST. BEST is for smaller schools without official robotics programs, and FIRST is for schools with more advanced programs and teams.
Both divisions have had a huge impact on various schools, and they have definitely increased students’ interest in STEM and robotics!
We are looking forward to how this program will take shape over the course of the next few years!