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TCEA Announces Winners of the 2017 State Robotics Contest

May 22, 2017

Austin, Texas: On Saturday, approximately 800 students in grades 4-12 competed in the TCEA State Robotics Contest, held at Hutto High School. Students competed in two different parts of the contest: Arena or Inventions. The first, the Arena, tasked students with solving a prescribed problem using robotics. The second, Inventions, was a more open-ended contest allowing students to present ideas in applied problem-solving. Grade 4-8 students could compete at either the Intermediate or Advanced level of competition, while grades 9-12 were required to compete in Advanced. After verifying the results, we’re excited to announce the top five teams in each category and at both levels:

Intermediate Arena
1st: Edinburg CISD
2nd: Peco-Barstow-Toyah ISD
3rd: Carrol ISD
4th: San Angelo ISD
5th: Pecos-Bartsow-Toyah ISD
Advanced Arena
1st: Wall ISD
2nd: Brazosport ISD
3rd: Eula ISD
4th: Midland ISD
5th: Midland ISD
Intermediate Inventions
1st: Sundown ISD
2nd: Mission CISD
3rd: Mission CISD
4th: Kelton ISD
5th: Mason ISD
Advanced Inventions
1st: Wall ISD
2nd: Hughes Springs ISD
3rd: Brady ISD
4th: Natalia ISD
5th: Edinburg CISD

“All of the teams that participated in the state contest are to be congratulated for their performance,” said TCEA Executive Director Lori Gracey. “By working together to problem solve and come up with creative solutions with LEGO materials, these students explored STEM concepts and developed critical thinking skills, all while having a lot of fun.”

TCEA ( a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education for the last 37 years. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-12 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, online and print publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.

Each year, TCEA offers robotics contests and training for educators, supporting the use of technology in education. Learn more about TCEA’s area robotics contests: or contact Katie Treat ( for more information.

On Twitter, use hashtags #tcea #robotics to find photos, videos, and posts from the event.