Due to the weather-related state of emergency issued today by Gov. Tom Wolf, the VEX Robotics Competition scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20 is canceled

Chester, Pa. – The School of Engineering at Widener University will host more than 500 leading high school students and mentors from Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas on Sunday, Jan. 20 for the 2018-2019 VEX Robotics Competition game, Turning Point.

Widener welcomes the VEX Competition shortly after launching the first-in-the-region robotics undergraduate major.

The action-packed tournament will feature teams competing with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robotics challenges using robots they designed, programmed and built. Participants will square off in the 2018-2019 VEX Robotics Competition game, Turning Point, which is played by stacking caps on posts, flipping caps, stacking balls on caps, toggling flags, throwing balls, and parking robots.