"Hundreds of students were geeking out at the Maine Robotics Expo Saturday. The third annual expo was held at the Augusta Civic Center." continues WGME.
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There were several events, including the Maine First Lego League State Championships.
Organizers say 60 teams of elementary and middle school students participated.
This year students are building robots that can make the world a cleaner place.
"We're doing Legos, and we're making machines, and then we're doing missions," said Fort Fairfield Middle-High School Student Jessica Halsey. "We're also going to present our science project based on ocean trash."
"There is no shortage of children and youth in the state of Maine who want to learn about science and technology," said Maine Robotics Director Tom Bickford. "We just have to give them something to do."
Organizers believe around 3,000 spectators came out to the annual robotics event.
They say this is the largest competition in the state involving the STEM fields. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.