This past weekend, Wellington high school in Upper Arlington, Ohio decided to host a "Tech Challenge." The purpose was for other middle and high schools in the area that build robots to get some practice competition in before iSpace, a non-profit science organization in Cincinnati Ohio, hosts a robotics building tournament in February.
What really struck me as cool is that most of the members on one of the Wellington teams, Trash Torque, are female. Senior Jessie Fuller talked to us and explained a little bit about the scrimmage she helped host on Saturday. Video (with robots!) after the jump.
The actual competitions (like the one in Cincinnati in three weeks) are put together by a program called "First." They organize Tech Challenges all over the country. The World Championship in Jessie's league (14 - 18 year olds) will take place in St. Louis, Missouri in April. If you're interested in donating to the program at all, you can click here.