Thurgood Marshall hosts major robotics competition

FIRST Robotics Competition at Thurgood Marshall High School (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The region’s newest STEM school had the honor of hosting a major robotics tournament.

More than 1,000 people from across the state gathered at Thurgood Marshall High School Saturday for the FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics pits 24 student-led teams from across the state and their robot creations against one another. The bots are designed and built by high school students over a six-week period, with input and assistance from engineering and science mentors.

One of the participating teams is Thurgood Marshall’s own squad. Now in its eighth year, the team is ranked 11th in the state.

Dayton is only the second location for the tournament in state history. For the next three years, Thurgood Marshall High School will be the home base of the statewide FIRST Robotics Competition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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