The Bloomington Robotics Club and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington are hosting the 10th Annual Bloomington Robotics Club Competition on Saturday, November 7 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

“Ivy Tech Community College and the Bloomington Robotics Club are continuously striving to get kids excited about science and technology,” said Kirk Barnes, dean of the school of technology at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. “Along with our supporters, the Bloomington Robotics Club is instrumental in providing Indiana educators and students the necessary resources to integrate robotics into learning activities and to support robotics teams.”

More than 50 teams from across the state will participate in a tractor pull and a radio controlled robot event called TRIAD. The competition is open to all Indiana middle and high school students. Teams new to the competition applied for grants that gave them $500 robot kits. Six grants were awarded this year.

Admission costs for teams are 12 nonperishable canned food items per school or organization to be donated to a local charity.

The 2015 robot competition is sponsored by Cook Medical and Ivy Tech.

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About the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences
The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences (ICLS) is the direct result of a partnership between Monroe County Government, Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, and regional life science companies. This state-of-the-art facility houses education and training programs to prepare individuals for careers in the life sciences. Ivy Tech partners with area businesses to use the ICLS facility space for industry-specific training and certification. Ivy Tech holds its biotechnology and chemistry degree program courses at the ICLS.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.