Robotics Competition Dec. 4


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Engineering Technology will host its Fall Robotics Competition and Smart Structures Show Monday, Dec. 4.  The competition is open to all middle schools within a 200-mile radius of Natchitoches.

There is no registration fee for the competition, but those interested in participating must respond by submitting a letter of intent and a press/photo release form for each team member no later than November 20. To obtain the necessary documents email Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, professor of Engineering Technology, at and return the completed documents to him.

The competition will be from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom with a competitive education experience as a highlight.  Snacks will be provided.

Participants will be able to test their computer programming skills and compete with other Louisiana students for prizes during a fun environment with educational experiences, food and social activities.  The top three teams will receive cash prizes to be used to purchase technology for the classroom.

For more information or for a complete list of rules and regulations, contact Sharab, at or call (318) 357-4359.