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The University Of North Alabama To Host 2nd Annual Robotics Competition

Jan. 11, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal, University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama will host the 2ndannual 2019 UNA Robotics Competition, Saturday, Jan. 26, from Noon - 4:30 p.m., in Flowers Hall on UNA's campus.

The theme for this year's competition is "Mission to Mars," with the event being sponsored by the UNA STEAM Outreach Initiative.

Through an initiative in the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, the UNA STEAM Outreach collaborative aims to better prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful innovators in a global economy. Through engaging students around the subjects of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the initiative aims to spark an interest and lifelong love of the arts and sciences, among all children.

The collaborative brings together local stakeholders across education, civic organizations, local government and business sectors to promote the Shoals, and Northwest Alabama, as a STEAM-rich region by fostering science and math learning opportunities, supporting partnerships, and aligning resources.

Organizers say they already have 85 teams, with 400 K-12 students from 35 area schools currently registered for the event. Students will collaborate in teams to showcase their research and engineering design ideas.

The competition will be followed by an awards ceremony.

For more information:lfbrownell@una.eduorjsborah@una.edu.


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.