Western Staff, Students Help Prepare La Crosse For Robotics Competition

Students and staff from several Western Technical College programs help prepare the La Crosse Center for the FIRST Seven Rivers Robotics Regional this weekend.

Students from Art Karbowski’s welding class, along with Brian Marx, Ron Petersen, and Randy Christensen, helped create several field pieces for the annual competition. Every year, students from several high schools compete in the competition, designing a robot to complete tasks associated with a game. The game, however, changes year after year. This year, the competition is called, “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE.”

Western’s students and staff have spent months welding and manufacturing several pieces of the field for the game. This week, they began assembling those pieces at the La Crosse Center.

The competition continues through this Saturday, April 6. Thank you to all of Western’s volunteers who help make this event happen!