Des Moines metro students will compete in FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis, MO next week.
Team ASAP 4646 ( As Sketchy As Possible) will be joining 400 other team in a science and technology challenge throwing Frisbees at a target and climbing monkey bars.
The organizers liken it to a NCAA competition over a traditional science fair. It runs from April 24th to 27th.
The seven students are from six different metro school districts and started up this year.
As rookies, they’ve focused their design on a robot that can climb well. In the regional in March, the team was awarded the Highest Rookie Award. Now, they’ll be back for the Championship.
The competition is designed in part by inventor Dean Kamen and MIT Professor Emeritus Dr. Woodie Flowers.
For more information on the competition, click here.