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Register for Free Youth Robotics Competition

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Nov 20, 2019

Looking for a fun, affordable way to introduce 8th- to 12th-grade students to STEM fields such as engineering and computer science? Sign up now for the first-ever Lake County Robotics Competition, scheduled for next spring at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus. Teams register for the free event on a first-come, first-served basis online at

Leading up to the Lake County Robotics Competition on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, student teams design robots that help the environment by improving recycling and waste disposal. CLC’s engineering department will help teams build and test their robots duringPhoto of small robot at College of Lake County Makerweek Build Days on Saturdays once a month December through April. Teams also can prepare for the competition by participating in a mid-winter scrimmage on Tuesday, Feb. 18.   

Photo: Teams can have fun designing robots for the first-ever Lake County Robotics Competition in spring 2020.

“With support from the Holly Kim Foundation and the CLC Engineering Transfer department, the competition’s free admission makes it a very attractive bargain,” said Rob Twardock, CLC engineering department chair and an event organizer. “In formal robotics competitions held around the country, it costs at least $5,000 for only one team to compete. By eliminating the entry fee, we are giving an opportunity to many students who normally can’t participate due to the high cost and time commitment. And with free loaner kits available to eligible schools on a first-come, first-serve basis, the startup cost for a team to compete is minimal.”  

For more information on the competition, preparation and loaner kits, contact Twardock at  


About College of Lake County: 

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college that delivers high-quality, accessible learning opportunities to advance student success and strengthen the diverse communities served in the northeastern suburbs of Chicago. The flagship campus is located in Grayslake, with additional campuses in Waukegan (Lakeshore) and Vernon Hills (Southlake). The college also offers online courses. For details on CLC, visit