More than 800 middle and high school VEX Robotics students from across Michigan will compete on Saturday, December 5 at Grandville High School at the largest VEX qualifying tournament in Michigan.

The tournament will feature more than 96 teams competing with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges.

The Grandville Regional VEX Qualifier is one of more than 1,000 VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

VEX Robotics is the world's fastest growing competitive robotics program for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world, with more than 12,000 teams from 33 countries.

"The robots that students build and the competitions that they compete in are an inspiration to see," said Chris VanderSlice, principal at Grandville High School.