Robotics Competition


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Engineering Technology will host the second annual Fall Robotics Competition Wednesday, Dec. 14.  NSU-RC2 will take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Student Union Ballroom.


All middle schools within a 100-mile radius of Natchitoches are invited to participate.  There is no registration fee but teams interested must respond by submitting a letter of intent and a press/photo release form for each team member no later than Dec. 1.  All forms, including rules of the competition, are available by emailing Kim Gibson, ET administrative assistant, at


Competitions include speed challenge, strength challenge, accuracy challenge and maze challenge.  Competitors will test their computer programming skills and compete with other students for prizes.  A fun day of activities is planned that will include educational experiences, social activities and snacks. Competitors should bring their own lunches.  Parents are welcome.   An awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the event.


For more information, contact Dr. Jafar Al- Sharab at or (318) 357-4359.


The event is being sponsored in partnership with the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce Education Fund.