The Inaugural Elementary Botball® Challenge will be held only in Oklahoma and New Mexico and is designed to give students in kindergarten through 6th grade exposure to and experience with autonomous robots to reinforce science and math skills. Students participating in the Elementary Botball® Challenge will use these skills to build and program a robot to complete a series of pre-designed tasks on a small playing surface.
The inaugural Elementary Botball® Challenge will be held in the Oklahoma region on March 8, 2014 in conjunction with the Oklahoma Botball® Tournament at Norman High School. The New Mexico region will hold their Challenge on March 22, 2014 and UNM Valencia. Teams can compete with a Elementary Botball® Challenge Robotic Kit or any other kit of their choosing so long as the robot is completely autonomous. Teams can be formed at public, private and charter schools as well as homeschool organizations and community groups and can be comprised of any students currently in kindergarten through 6th grade.