Glendale students heading to international robotics competition

Posted at 9:17 AM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 12:17:27-04

About a dozen students from Desert Mirage Elementary School in Glendale are ready to show off their robotics skills in a worldwide competition. 

This is the first year the school put a robotics program in place and they were excited that three of their teams beat out the state competition, to move on to the "Vex Worlds Event" in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The students design and build their own robots. They compete against other teams, just like a sporting event, getting their robots through challenges and obstacles. 

"It means the world," said seventh grader Sidney Casillas, who is on an all-girls team. "My team wasn't the best in the beginning but we spent so much time and it's just crazy that we are able to go to world."

Many of the students have found a passion for technology by joining the group. 

"You can make anything out of it," said eighth grader Jose Leon. "There is not limit to what you can make. That is the main thing I like about robotics."

About 275 teams will be coming in for the competition from all over the world. It is going to cost about $1,500 for each student to attend so they are raising money right now. 

If you want to help them make it to their competition, you can donate to their fundraiser at