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AWT Junior Bots

AWT Junior Bots

Junior Bots is back for 2017!

Building on a successful first year, the AWT Junior Bots program is back!  A scaled-down version of the high school RoboBots competition,  middle school students in Lake & Geauga counties build beetle-weight combat robots and will compete between bouts at the RoboBots competition.

2017’s battle will boast 28 teams.  

Thanks to our grant and support from the Lake County ESC, teams in Lake & Geauga can participate for free. Some schools use Junior Bots application to determine who will qualify for the Junior Bots Team.

Students take Meeting Minutes and complete a SWOT Analysis of their bot.

For more information, contact us at awt@thinkmfg.com.


New for 2016

$150,000 State Grant through support from Ohio State Senator John Eklund & Ohio State Representative Ron Young

Benefiting Lake & Geauga County Middle Schools

16 Participating Middle Schools

25 Teams

Middle School students obtain real life advanced MFG experiences working closely with their company sponsor…and the experience of a lifetime!

We went to the first meeting for the junior robot team and I was very surprised to see how well put together the whole program was. Once we got there and they explained that 63 students applied to be on the team and the top 6 were picked I thought that was an awesome way to make sure everyone really wanted to be there. I think setting it up and having the students apply for a specific job was a great idea. I was very impressed with the students at Willowick middle. They were all very respectful and seemed to be really interested in manufacturing. Kevin and I went the first time to talk to them about careers in manufacturing and seemed to have their attention when it came time to ask questions. The best part of this whole program I think is going to be how exciting the high school battle bot competition is going to be when all these students get to high school. I’m really glad we got to be apart of this first year, I can’t wait to see how this year goes for the students.

Middle School Manufacturing Mentor
Kevin, Suburban Manufacturing

Junior Bot Tool Chest For Coaches

2017 AWT Junior Bot Competition Rules 2-17

Kickoff Presentation 2017

Program Forms:


Junior Bot Flipper

Junior Bot Spinner