FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Middle school students from throughout the state competed in Marion County Wednesday testing their skills in computer programming.
Fairmont State University hosted the 2019 West Virginia Cyber Robotics and Coding Competition. This event teaches students about real and virtual 3D robots, code building skills, and the possibility of a stem career.
“What’s great is we assume the students have no background and no programming knowledge in our CoderZ software, or with programming and we walk them through with guided tutorials and walk throughs and click together blocks on day one and then they progress through,” said Itelitek Competition Master Trevor Pope. “They learn the software, they learn how to code and now they’re on their own writing the code themselves.”
In all, 43 schools and more than 3,000 students began the competition in April with only one team of two being crowned state champion Wednesday.