The new Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College welcomed in students from around the southeast today. The schools went head to head in a robotics competition.
This event is part of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic or STEM program. Robots were the focal as student from Pensacola to Orlando came to town to build a robot and run it thought an urban maze.
This all part of the mini-urban challenge high school robotics competition. Nearly 100 students making up 9 teams built a robot, programming it to go through city streets all by itself.
Today this was the fifth challenge throughout the country that will decided who will go to nationals.
Mary Simpson with the mini-urban challenge hopes that this type of competition will help guide students to a future in one of the stem fields.
"These kinds of things stimulate all the different interest in the many different stem areas and that will hopefully make them want to go on and do these things for a career," Simpson said.
The winners of today's regional's will go on to nationals