The International VEX Robotics Summer Games kick off Thursday.
More than a hundred teams from seven countries are in the islands to participate in competition.
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The teams come from elementary, middle and high school teams from Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico and the United States.
Hawaii represents nearly 10 percent of competing schools. They have over 40 students armed with a passion for science, engineering and mathematics and a drive to win the title for their school, state and country.
"It taught me how to be a leader. It's not just about building robots. It's about building skills for your future or career in college or after college," said Kevin Williams, a Kalani High School Senior.
The games will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The public is invited to attend on Friday.