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January 24, 2019

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that it will host the 2019 VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The tournament will feature more than 25 teams from 13 regional schools who will compete in a series of robotics challenges.

"The VEX Robotics Competition provides kids with an engaging hands-on learning experience that instills a passion for STEM and teaches them how to become critical problem solvers, which will serve them well into their future," said Kay Pleasant, UT Tyler senior lecturer of computer science and event coordinator. "It's eye-opening to see the robots these students design, build and program each season to compete in the game-based engineering challenge."

The VEX Robotics Competition serves as a vehicle for students to develop critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, honed through building robots and competing with like-minded students from local communities.

For more information about the competition, visit VEXRobotics.com.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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