Eastern Washington University's Reese Court looked like it was ready for a rock concert Friday morning. The Stage was set at center court, the lights were low and the crowd was about to burst.
Welcome to the Washington First Robotics competition, where high school teams from across the northwest and even a team from Mexico City compete for robotic supremacy.
The program was set up to celebrate bright, young minds and encourage them to pursue careers in math and science.
"Kids think they're coming to build a robot but they are really building themselves. Its all about their self confidence, their own ability to work with other kids to have a deadline to have a project to work on, try and figure out how to do a budget." Said Michael Campbell, executive Director of Washington First Robotics.
It's definitely an exciting way for students to become involved and receive hands-on, real life experience.