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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Middle school battle bot builders to test robot contenders at Rubbermaid prior to BotsKC Competition

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Rubbermaid and the Kansas Department of Commerce are sponsoring a team of “battle bot” builders from Winfield Middle School which will be competing in the upcoming BotsKC tournament on April 7. The team of students will meet on April 2 at the Rubbermaid plant in Winfield to make final preparations and test their battle bots. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

Rubbermaid and the Kansas Department of Commerce are supporting this program to showcase exciting career opportunities in the manufacturing sector to students.

The team from Winfield Middle School will compete against 27 other teams in the double-elimination BotsKC tournament on April 7 at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas.

What: Winfield MS students working and testing robot battlers. Faculty, students, and representatives from Rubbermaid and Kansas Department of Commerce will be on-hand to answer questions.

When: April 2, 1:30 p.m. (was originally scheduled for March 30)

Where: Rubbermaid plant, 3415 E. 12th Ave., Winfield, Kansas

Video footage of BotsKC robot battles:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3S_rU0jdxu3Q3YyYm9GVTN4RVE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3S_rU0jdxu3YV9XeUtIWU90ZjA/view?usp=sharing

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