AURORA, Ill. -- World Robot Olympiad USA (WRO-USA) has announced that it will partner with Northern Illinois University to host its National Championship on September 4, 2016 in DeKalb, Illinois. Now in its third year in the United States, WRO-USA is expand-ing its program to reach even more young people throughout the country.
The World Robot Olympiad is a global robotics competition that unites young people in STEM from across the globe with more than 55 participating countries and nearly 20,000 teams worldwide. WRO-USA is a rapidly growing competition with plans to expand to 150 teams across at least 15 states in 2016, culminating in the National Championship at North-ern Illinois University. The age range for competitors includes elementary-, middle- and high school-age students. Registration is now open for regional competitions in areas includ-ing California, Florida, Illinois, Lou-isiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington with more locations coming soon.