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UT-Sponsored Robot Invasion to Take Over Downtown Knoxville

Robots are coming, and they’ve targeted the Knoxville Convention Center.

This is no science fiction nightmare, however. This robot invasion is the fifth annual FIRST Robotics Competition Smoky Mountain Regional, sponsored in part by the College of Engineering.

The event, to be held April 2–4, will bring fifty to fifty-five high school teams to town, with fifteen teams from the Knoxville area welcoming students from ten states stretching as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.

“Helping get students involved in technology, science, and engineering is a major goal of ours,” said Wayne Davis, dean of the college. “Sparking that quest for knowledge is big, not only for us as a college but for society as well. These students are the innovators of tomorrow.”

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