St. Louis officials were happy to announce that the national student robotics championship will continue to call St. Louis home.
The FIRST Robotics Championship inked a new three-year deal that will keep the event at the Edward Jones Dome through 2017. FIRST said that it reaches an estimated 300,000 kids from more than 60 countries in four K-12 robotics programs. The FIRST organization picked St. Louis from a group of cities vying for the conference.
The 2014 championships are set for April 23-26.
More than 40 teams from Missouri and four surrounding states participated in the event at the Chaifetz Arena.
The national championship competition will be held at the Edward Jones Dome in April.
This is the 24th year for the contest which is aimed at encouraging young people to be science and technology leaders.