New York State Robotics Tournament

robotBy Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

Do you know girls who are interested in science and technology? Who have a passion for building things? Who have innovative ideas?

The NYS Fair Youth Robotics Tournament may be just what they’re looking for this summer!

Have some fun at the New York State Fair this summer. Join us to compete in the State Fair Youth Robotics Tournament! The theme of this year’s tournament is Fiber Science. Teams can choose from challenges such as Fiber Animals, Fabric to Flight, Fiber Cabling, Fashion, Laser Cutting,  Sewing, and many others. In addition, teams can choose from the following three dates on which to compete: Saturday, August 29; Wednesday, September 2; and Sunday, September 6. Participation in the tournament is free but the Fair charges a daily admission fee of $10. (Children under 12 get in free every day.)
This tournament is organized and held through NYS 4-H with Lockheed-Martin as a supporter to the robotics program. Lockheed-Martin gives volunteers and prizes for the competition. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways has Lego Mindstorm kits available for use in this tournament.

The tournament is open to girls in 4th-12th grades. Tournament details can be found on the NYS 4-H website.

Let us know that you are interested in participating and reserve your Lego Mindstorm kit today! Contact your local service center. For more information about this program opportunity, and many others, visit the council website at

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