NEWS & UPDATES
• The UIL Robotics pilot continues in 2017.
• The 2017 UIL Robotics - FIRST Division State Championship will take place May 19-20, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center.
2016 State Championship Results
Robotics Pilot FAQ
Includes info on upcoming training opportunities
Early exposure to hands-on learning and STEM education is one of the best ways to engage students and ultimately set them on a long-term path for success in college and a career of their choice. Robotics programming allows students to receive exposure to real-life problem solving in a competitive, fun environment.
UIL activities exist to complement academic curriculum and are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. The robotics pilot program is believed to do exactly that.
About the Pilot
The UIL robotics pilot program began during the 2015-2016 school year and continues for 2016-2017. The pilot program has two divisions, UIL Robotics: BEST™ Division and UIL Robotics: FIRST® Division. The FIRST Division will include two programs, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).
How to Participate
The UIL Robotics pilot program operates in conjunction with the BEST and FIRST Robotics organizations. For your school to participate in UIL Robotics, register a team with one of these organizations. Participate in the regular FIRST or BEST competition season, with qualifier meets that are run by those organizations. Your team's performance in those qualifiers will determine advancement to the UIL state championships. Teams will be invited to participate in the UIL state championship event based on their scores in those qualifier meets.