Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Robotics Training At MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -It’s been an eventful couple of days for participates of the Robotics Academy at Mississippi State University.

The 5 day training event had agents, volunteers and robotics coaches throughout the state learning how to program their own robot. The cost to be a part of the event was 50 dollars.

“This is an opportunity for educators across the state to come and get trained by the very best and how to use robotics and NXTG so that they’ll be ready for competition,” said Assistant Extension Professor Dr. Mariah Smith.

Robotics training was conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robots Academy and NASA. The 5 day program wraps up Thursday.