The College of Southern Maryland's collegiate robotics team, the Talons, has garnered a third consecutive invitation to the VEX-U World Championships, this year in Louisville, Kentucky, April 20-23. “The team had scored high enough in the Programming Skills challenge in the global rankings in order to qualify for a spot,” said Bernice Brezina, professor and interim chair for Business and Technology Division, and the team's faculty advisor along with Ronda Jacobs, director of Student Success Center, and Bill Luyster, an adjunct faculty member. The Talons team is comprised of current CSM students and alum now pursuing bachelor's degrees including, John Hamel of Mechanicsville, Tierra Harris of Hollywood, George Jenkins of La Plata, Allison DeCarlo of Charlotte Hall, Chad Baker of Mechanicsville, John Ingram of Leonardtown, Michael O?Conner of Solomons, Kevin Jackson of Lusby, Bradley Evans of California, Zoe Lambert of Hollywood, Ryan Achterberg of Lusby, Cody Graham of Great Mills and Matt Wilkinson of Leonardtown. The Talons will compete with 50 community college and universities from around the world. For more on the competition, visit https://www.robotevents.com/catalog/product/view/id/28674/category/631. For more on the Talons, visit http://stem.csmd.edu/events_csmroboticsVEX.html.