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Prepare for a robot invasion!

It may not be on the same scale as “Transformers” (or even “Transmorphers”), but Science Museum Oklahoma hosts the annual FIRST Robotics scrimmage on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Teams comprised of students all over Oklahoma will compete in highly technical robotics matches in preparation for the FIRST Robotics regional match, which will take place March 17-19 at the Cox Convention Center.

FIRST Robotics — “FIRST” stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” — is an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to be engaged in the fields of science and technology. That’s exactly the type of organization the museum is thrilled to be involved with, said Suzette Ellison, vice president of programs and interpretation at Science Museum Oklahoma.

“These students are building a foundation for their future that is deeply rooted in science literacy, and developing the skills needed to fill the jobs of the future,” Ellison said in a press release. “That couldn’t be more in line with the museum’s mission, and we couldn’t be prouder to host these bright young minds.”

The scrimmage is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd. For more information, call 602- 6664 or visit sciencemuseumok.org. —Courtney Silva

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