Four teams from Mankato recently qualified to compete in the Dream It. Do It. State Robotics Tournament Jan. 23-24 in St. Cloud. 

Teams 8110B and 8110Z from Mankato West High School, Team 9457A from Mankato East High School and Team 8112A from Kato Public Charter School competed earlier this season in the Dream It. Do It. Southern Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament, securing themselves a spot in the state tournament. 

Team 8110B also competed at the Dream It. Do It. Metro Minnesota VEX Robotic Tournament held at Osseo Senior High on Jan.10. 

Both events were hosted by the 360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Regional Center for Excellence and Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, which have led VEX Robotics in Minnesota, helping youth connect their interest in robotics to opportunities in modern manufacturing. 

For more information about the initiative, as well as pictures of the teams, visit: www.dreamitdoitmn.com