Bourbonnais, IL – ONU Hosts 2024 VEX Robotics High School State Championship


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Bourbonnais, IL – The highly anticipated Illinois VRC HS State Championship ignites STEM passion at Olivet Nazarene University on March 22nd.

According to the details from, over 150 high school students from 17 Illinois schools will compete in this riveting tournament, showcasing their engineering prowess in hopes of advancing to the VEX World Competition. Hosted at the Douglas E. Perry Student Life and Recreation Center, a modern facility over two times the size of its predecessor, the event marks a significant highlight on the ONU campus calendar.

The VEX Robotics Competition is renowned for fostering interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. With engaging, sustainable programs that reach over a million students globally, the event at Olivet offers a glimpse into the exciting world of competitive robotics. The Martin D. Walker School of STEM at ONU, recognized for excellence in STEM education, offers a fitting backdrop for the event, underscoring the university’s commitment to preparing graduates for the global workforce.

Open to the public and free of charge, the competition starts on Friday evening and continues into Saturday, with an expected fervor as teams vie for the top awards and the chance to move on to international challenges. The full schedule and additional information are accessible online for those interested in witnessing the future of STEM innovation in action.


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