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    In the past decade technology has skyrocketed past our greatest expectations, continuing to surprise on a daily basis. There is always a new creation or invention flooding social media feeds, changing the world, making life easier, or simply more interesting. We've all seen the homemade science projects or robotic trials on Youtube and certainly find ourselves enjoying the latest and greatest technology available so it should come as no surprise that a robotics championship is scheduled to bring almost 15,000 people to Louisville. 

    The VEX Robotics Championship brings middle and high school students from around the world together to showcase their amazing robotic creations in hopes of keeping the love of science and engineering alive among younger generations. The event was held in California for the past three years, but with the amount of students now interested in the event, a larger setting was needed to house the 800 finalist teams who will be coming to Louisville from over 30 different countries, each with their own innovative robotic creation that they will use to compete in a multitude of challenges and trials. The Championship is scheduled  April 15th- April 18th.

    All events scheduled during the championship can be located in their online program where you can also find a message our very own Mayor, Mr. Greg Fischer, welcoming the young students and their creations to our wonderful city and encouraging them to visit local establishments during any free time they may have before or after the competitions. The program also states that students will be visiting Kentucky Kingdom as part of an "after-party" or celebration of these young and brilliant minds. While our officials have done a great deal to make students and competitors feel welcome in our beautiful city, the foundation also asks that local citizens with interest in the events sign up and volunteer to help with this massive occasion. 

    If you are interested in watching what these innovative minds have created but aren't too ecstatic about volunteering there is no need to fret as the event is free and open to the public! The contest will ask that competitors use their inventions to perform certain tasks such as successfully performing a catapult! Who knows, maybe we will see a prototype for one of the worlds next great inventions right here in Louisville! 

    Keep Louisville wired, keep Louisville connected, Keep Louisville beautiful. 

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