Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) – Saturday more than 250 middle and high school student from across New York State and Pennsylvania competed in a Robotics competition at Elmira High School.

44 student-led teams from 16 schools competed in an action packed day where they battled against each other with their different robots.

The games included stacking and flipping caps, toggling flags by launching balls and parking robots.

“One of the great things about this is a lot of times our students that are really awesome in stem and things like that, they might not have some of the social skills, so being a part of a competitive environment like this really makes them have to work on their team work and their problem solving,” said Nathan Smith, event coordinator.

The competition culminates each spring with the top performing teams from the state levels competing at the VEX robotics world championship.