A Thief River Falls Company renown for going the extra mile, stepped into the State Activity spotlight this past week, as sponsor of the Second Annual Minnesota State High School League State Robotics Competition …
Digi-Key – international supplier of electronics components and expertise – sponsored the event Saturday at Williams Arena on the Campus of the University of Minnesota.
It was only the second annual state competition for the activity, drawing 30 qualifying teams from across the state, including High School Teams from Thief River Falls and Crookston.
Digi-Key President, Mark Larson, says encouraging students to engage in engineering fields is one way to support Minnesota’s next generation of engineers.
Robotics as a competion involves a complex challenge called the Ultimate Assent, and it was an alliance of three schools; New Brighton, Woodbury and Becker, who won the competition; climbing a pyramid with remote controlled robots throwing and blocking discs with points scored for every goal.
Thief River Falls ended their season in the top 15 of teams statewide, while Crookston ended the year in the top 10 after both teams advanced from the FIRST Region Competition.