FLINT, Mich. — Hundreds of high school students are in Flint this weekend to put their robots to the test.
The future engineers are going head to head in Kettering University’s FIRST Robotics district competitions.
The students were given six weeks to build their robots to compete. This year's theme is Deep Space.
This is the fourth consecutive year Kettering is hosting back-to-back FIRST Robotics districts on its campus, bringing more than 80 Mid-Michigan teams to Flint.
The first competition is March 1-2 and the second is March 8-9.
The FIRST Robotics competitions are open to the public and are hosted in Kettering’s Recreation Center.
For the third consecutive year, the Ford Motor Company has sponsored both competitions.